Origin of detonation
Related formsdet·o·na·tive, adjective
Examples from the Web for detonation
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
Krytrons are sophisticated triggers for the detonation of nuclear bombs.
It did not seem reasonable that if the monsters possessed a detonation beam that they'd turn it on their own confederates.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
There was a flash and a detonation, and Ormsgill heard a curious droning sound as if a bee had passed above his head.Long Odds|Harold Bindloss
"That is incidentally a venturesome word to select from your vocabulary," said the even voice, a sort of detonation in it.Satan Sanderson|Hallie Erminie Rives
Placed on burning coals, they decrepitate on drying, and produce a species of explosion or detonation.
The charge is placed in the cavity and prepared for detonation with an electrical exploder and 224 stemming.