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Definition 1: cause to burst with a violent release of energy - [verb of change]

Samples where detonate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We exploded the nuclear bomb

Synonyms for detonate in the sense of this definition

(detonate is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of detonate ) cause to explode violently and with loud noise

(... is a kind of detonate ) blow up with dynamite

"The rock was dynamited"

(detonate causes ...) burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

"the bomb detonated at noon" "The Molotov cocktail exploded"

Definition 2: burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction - [verb of change]

Samples where detonate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bomb detonated at noon
  • The Molotov cocktail exploded

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