Origin of detonation
OTHER WORDS FROM detonationdet·o·na·tive, adjective
Words nearby detonation
How to use detonation in a sentence
We hear more of Joan than Peter, and Dowd animates the text with unpredictable detonations.Ann Dowd Goes From ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Villain Aunt Lydia to ‘Enemy of the People’|Tim Teeman|July 2, 2021|The Daily Beast
That would be unfortunate for his city, but not as unfortunate as the detonation of dozens of tons of volatile hydrocarbons.Engineers raise alarms over the risk of major explosions at LNG plants|Will Englund|June 3, 2021|Washington Post
They said they hope whoever is responsible for the detonation pays for the costs of its aftermath.
The scenario is still hypothetical, Caplan admits — more research is needed to determine if uranium snowflakes could really spur a stellar detonation.Uranium ‘snowflakes’ could set off thermonuclear explosions of dead stars|Emily Conover|March 30, 2021|Science News
These include asteroid and comet impacts, the detonation of nearby supernovae, and dangerous stellar radiation from their host stars.Extraterrestrial Life Could Be Hiding in Our Galaxy’s Interior Ocean Worlds|Jason Dorrier|March 21, 2021|Singularity Hub
In midafternoon we actually felt the detonation of two bombs a couple of miles away.U.S. Planes are Blowing the Hell out of ISIS at Kobani, But …|Jamie Dettmer|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One official surveying the destruction likened it to a nuclear detonation.How Bin Laden Escaped in 2001—The lessons of Tora Bora|Yaniv Barzilai|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I pretty much thought I was going to die in a nuclear detonation before I was 15.
Krytrons are sophisticated triggers for the detonation of nuclear bombs.
At that, there was what could only be described as a diva detonation.
At the same instant a detonation was heard, and a bullet cut away a branch just over the Chiefs head.The Border Rifles|Gustave Aimard
Two minutes afterwards the ship blew up with a glorious detonation.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
The word explosion is always used concretely (an explosion, or a detonation as chemists commonly call it).Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2|Jane Marcet
For a long time the detonation of the artillery and the rattle of musketry continued unabated.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
There was a flare of colored lights, a deafening detonation—and he felt himself knocked breathless against a wall.The 4-D Doodler|Graph Waldeyer