HyperDic: detonate

English > 2 senses of the word detonate:
VERBchangedetonate, explode, blow up, set offcause to burst with a violent release of energy
changedetonate, explode, blow upburst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
detonate > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'tahney.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > detonate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningCause to burst with a violent release of energy.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsexplode, blow up, set off
Cause todetonate, explode, blow upBurst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
NarrowerdynamiteBlow up with dynamite
fulminateCause to explode / explode violently and with loud noise
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Spanishdetonar, explosionar, explotar
Catalandetonar, explosionar, explotar
Adjectivesdetonativeexploding / exploding / exploding / exploding almost instantaneously
Nounsdetonationthe act of detonating an explosive
detonatora mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive
English > detonate: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBurst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the bomb detonated at noon"
Synonymsexplode, blow up
Caused byexplode, detonate, blow up, set offCause to burst with a violent release of energy
Spanishdetonar, explotar
Catalandetonar, explotar
Adjectivesdetonativeexploding / exploding / exploding / exploding almost instantaneously
Nounsdetonationa violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

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