Definitions for detonate

Definitions for (verb) detonate

Main entry: explode, blow up, detonate

Definition: burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

Usage: the bomb detonated at noon; The Molotov cocktail exploded

Main entry: explode, blow up, detonate, set off

Definition: cause to burst with a violent release of energy

Usage: We exploded the nuclear bomb

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