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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]: 
 
  Detonating  \Det"o*na`ting\,  a.  &  n. 
  from  {Detonate}. 
 
  {Detonating  gas},  a  mixture  of  two  volumes  of  hydrogen  with 
  one  volume  of  oxygen,  which  explodes  with  a  loud  report 
  upon  ignition. 
 
  {Detonating  powder},  any  powder  or  solid  substance,  as 
  fulminate  of  mercury,  which  when  struck,  explodes  with 
  violence  and  a  loud  report. 
 
  {Detonating  primer},  a  primer  exploded  by  a  fuse;  --  used  to 
  explode  gun  cotton  in  blasting  operations. 
 
  {Detonating  tube},  a  strong  tube  of  glass,  usually  graduated, 
  closed  at  one  end  and  furnished  with  two  wires  passing 
  through  its  sides  at  opposite  points,  and  nearly  meeting, 
  for  the  purpose  of  exploding  gaseous  mixtures  by  an 
  electric  spark,  as  in  gas  analysis,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detonating 
  adj  :  (of  munitions)  going  off  "bursting  bombs";  "an  exploding 
  nuclear  device";  "a  spectacular  display  of  detonating 
  anti-tank  mines"  [syn:  {bursting},  {exploding}] 




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