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det·o·nate

 (dĕt′n-āt′)
intr. & tr.v. det·o·nat·ed, det·o·nat·ing, det·o·nates
To explode or cause to explode.

[Latin dētonāre, dētonāt-, to thunder down : dē-, de- + tonāre, to thunder; see (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots.]

det′o·nat′a·ble adj.

detonate

(ˈdɛtəˌneɪt)
vb
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to cause (a bomb, mine, etc) to explode or (of a bomb, mine, etc) to explode; set off or be set off
[C18: from Latin dētonāre to thunder down, from de- + tonāre to thunder]

det•o•nate

(ˈdɛt nˌeɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. v.i.
1. to explode with sudden violence.
v.t.
2. to cause to explode.
[1720–30; < French]
det′o•na•ble (-ə bəl) det′o•nat`a•ble, adj.

detonate


Past participle: detonated
Gerund: detonating

Imperative
detonate
detonate
Present
I detonate
you detonate
he/she/it detonates
we detonate
you detonate
they detonate
Preterite
I detonated
you detonated
he/she/it detonated
we detonated
you detonated
they detonated
Present Continuous
I am detonating
you are detonating
he/she/it is detonating
we are detonating
you are detonating
they are detonating
Present Perfect
I have detonated
you have detonated
he/she/it has detonated
we have detonated
you have detonated
they have detonated
Past Continuous
I was detonating
you were detonating
he/she/it was detonating
we were detonating
you were detonating
they were detonating
Past Perfect
I had detonated
you had detonated
he/she/it had detonated
we had detonated
you had detonated
they had detonated
Future
I will detonate
you will detonate
he/she/it will detonate
we will detonate
you will detonate
they will detonate
Future Perfect
I will have detonated
you will have detonated
he/she/it will have detonated
we will have detonated
you will have detonated
they will have detonated
Future Continuous
I will be detonating
you will be detonating
he/she/it will be detonating
we will be detonating
you will be detonating
they will be detonating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been detonating
you have been detonating
he/she/it has been detonating
we have been detonating
you have been detonating
they have been detonating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been detonating
you will have been detonating
he/she/it will have been detonating
we will have been detonating
you will have been detonating
they will have been detonating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been detonating
you had been detonating
he/she/it had been detonating
we had been detonating
you had been detonating
they had been detonating
Conditional
I would detonate
you would detonate
he/she/it would detonate
we would detonate
you would detonate
they would detonate
Past Conditional
I would have detonated
you would have detonated
he/she/it would have detonated
we would have detonated
you would have detonated
they would have detonated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.detonate - cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
fulminate - cause to explode violently and with loud noise
dynamite - blow up with dynamite; "The rock was dynamited"
2.detonate - burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded"

detonate

verb
1. set off, trigger, explode, discharge, blow up, ignite, let off, touch off The terrorists planted and detonated the bomb.
2. explode, blast, discharge, blow up, be set off, fulminate, go bang, go boom, burst apart an explosive device which detonated last night

detonate

verb
To release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise:
Translations
يَتَفَجَّر، يَنْفَجِر
přivést k výbuchuvybuchnout
detoneresprænge
sprengja
detonatoriussprogdinti
sprāgtspridzināt
detonovať
patla mak

detonate

[ˈdetəneɪt]
A. VThacer detonar
B. VIdetonar, estallar

detonate

[ˈdɛtəneɪt]
viexploser
vt [+ bomb] → faire exploser, faire détoner

detonate

vi (fuse)zünden; (bomb)detonieren
vtzur Explosion bringen; detonating deviceDetonator m

detonate

[ˈdɛtəˌneɪt]
1. vtfar detonare
2. videtonare

detonate

(ˈdetəneit) verb
to (cause to) explode violently. This device detonates the bomb.
ˌdetoˈnation noun
an explosion.
ˈdetonator noun
something (especially a piece of equipment) that sets off an explosion.
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So in the interest of safety, they decided to detonate it right there," Vance said.