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Verb: detonate  'de-tu,neyt
  1. Cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    "We detonated the nuclear bomb";
    - explode, blow up, set off
  2. Burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
    "the bomb detonated at noon";
    - explode, blow up

Derived forms: detonated, detonating, detonates

Type of: change integrity

Encyclopedia: Detonate