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intr. & tr.v. def·la·grat·ed, def·la·grat·ing, def·la·grates
To burn or cause to burn with great heat and intense light.

[Latin dēflagrāre, dēflagrāt- : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + flagrāre, to blaze; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

def′la·gra′tion n.
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Noun1.deflagration - combustion that propagates through a gas or along the surface of an explosive at a rapid rate driven by the transfer of heat
combustion, burning - a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light