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det·o·nate

detonate

 
 
pronunciation:
de t neIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: detonates, detonating, detonated
definition: to explode or cause to explode suddenly and violently.
The police removed the bomb before it detonated.
similar words:
burst
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derivation: detonation (n.)