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detonation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detonation  \Det`o*na"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]tonation.] 
  An  explosion  or  sudden  report  made  by  the  instantaneous 
  decomposition  or  combustion  of  unstable  substances'  as  the 
  detonation  of  gun  cotton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detonation 
  n  1:  a  violent  release  of  energy  caused  by  a  chemical  or  nuclear 
  reaction  [syn:  {explosion}] 
  2:  the  act  of  detonating  an  explosion 




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