HyperDic: detonation

English > 2 senses of the word detonation:
NOUNeventdetonation, explosion, blowupa violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
actdetonationthe act of detonating an explosive
detonation > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.tahney'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > detonation: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction.
Synonymsexplosion, blowup
NarrowerairburstAn explosion in the atmosphere
backfireA loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
big bang(cosmology) the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin of the universe
blastAn explosion (as of dynamite)
blowback, backfireThe backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
fragmentationThe scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
inflation(cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
BroaderdischargeThe sudden giving off of energy
Spanishdetonación, explosion, explosión
Catalandetonació, explosió
Verbsdetonateburst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
English > detonation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of detonating an explosive.
NarrowerpercussionThe act of exploding a percussion cap
Broaderexplosion, burstThe act of exploding / exploding or bursting
Spanishdenotación, detonación
Catalandetonació
Verbsdetonatecause to burst with a violent release of energy

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