verb (used without object), det·o·nat·ed, det·o·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), det·o·nat·ed, det·o·nat·ing.
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Origin of detonate
OTHER WORDS FROM detonatedet·o·na·ble [det-n-uh-buhl], /ˈdɛt n ə bəl/, det·o·nat·a·ble, adjectivedet·o·na·bil·i·ty, det·o·nat·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·det·o·nat·ing, adjectiveun·det·o·nat·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for detonate
Instead, a man detonated 80 pounds of explosives as part of an elaborate gender-reveal party stunt, the Kingston Police Department told the New Hampshire Union Leader.
The first H-bomb, detonated by the United States in 1952, was 1,000 times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.How matter’s hidden complexity unleashed the power of nuclear physics|Emily Conover|April 8, 2021|Science News
In preparation for the case, Garland experienced the horror first-hand, watching as bodies were recovered from smoldering rubble days after a 4,800-pound homemade bomb concealed in a rental truck detonated.‘Most Heinous Attack.’ Merrick Garland Pledges to Take on Domestic Terrorism as Attorney General|Vera Bergengruen|February 23, 2021|Time
Crews at a portable operations center up to 35 miles away then detonate the charge, destroying the mine for good.
His target splits with a satisfying rumble, and then the fragments detonate as he strafes them with more bullets.
Operators on the ground chose to detonate the rocket shortly after launch once it was established that there were problems.Harry Potter Raps, The Catcalls Heard ‘Round the World and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was referring to the lone wolves such as ISIS is now urging online to detonate pipe bombs in Times Square.The Loser Who Wanted to Be the ISIS Agent Next Door|Michael Daly|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Al-Shahzad failed to properly detonate his bomb and was reported to the New York police by a Muslim-American street vendor.
That a suicide bomber will detonate himself in the middle of Fifth Avenue?
He then unscrewed the fuze and threw it away before it could detonate the shell.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918|Frederick William Bewsher
They are very difficult to detonate, and if set on fire do not explode like gunpowder.
The depth-charge had fouled a trailing wire from some of my ‘stage scenery sky’ and been dragged along to detonate close astern.Sea-Hounds|Lewis R. Freeman
I decided to send three balls down each, leave 12 in the cavern, then detonate them all at once.The Airlords of Han|Philip Francis Nowlan
In fact guncotton in the colloid state may be hammered on an anvil, and, as a rule, only the portion struck will detonate or fire.