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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detonate  \Det"o*nate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Detonated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Detonating}.]  [L.  detonare,  v.  i.,  to  thunder  down 
  de  +  tonare  to  thunder;  akin  to  E.  thunder.  See  {Thunder}, 
  and  cf  {Detonize}.] 
  To  explode  with  a  sudden  report;  as  niter  detonates  with 
  sulphur. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detonate  \Det"o*nate\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  explode;  to  cause  to  burn  or  inflame  with  a 
  sudden  report. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detonate 
  v  :  cause  to  explode;  "We  exploded  the  nuclear  bomb"  [syn:  {explode}, 
  {blow  up},  {set  off}] 




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