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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
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The wonderful projectile was not even heated under the intense deflagration of the powder, nor liquefied, as they seemed to fear, in a shower of aluminum.
Le texte indique que Hamdallah s'en est sorti indemne et que trois voitures du cortege ont ete touchees par la deflagration.
Ainsi, apres ces deux annees durant lesquelles la Peninsule coreenne s'etait souvent trouvee au bord de la deflagration du fait de l'acceleration des programmes nucleaires et balistiques de Pyongyang, voila que la situation s'est subitement apaisee en ce debut d'annee.
39) The same childish/nightmarish modernity would reappear in Depero's painting Grattacieli a New York (Skyscrapers in New York, 1934), playfully miniaturizing the metropolis as a utopic space of perpetual dynamism and deflagration.
Due to the often early flame initiation and start of deflagration LSPI events can subsequently lead to engine knock and detonation.
If an initial explosion disturbs this dust, it becomes suspended fuel for a secondary, building-wide deflagration.
Comme l'avait remarque Marshall McLuhan (1977) dans les annees 1960, la diffusion sociale des nouveaux medias electroniques se presente comme l'agent de deflagration de la culture moderne et de son ordre politique, social, identitaire et economique.
L'origine du bruit entendu a la centrale electrique TG mobile des Sablettes (Alger), en date du 16 octobre, est due a une deflagration d'un support isolateur d'evacuation et n'a eu aucun impact sur l'alimentation electrique, a indique un communique de la Societe algerienne de production de l'electricite (SPE).
Nonetheless, in the last several years I have been able to produce the first ab initio 2D simulations of type I bursts where the deflagration takes place inside a burning hurricane that expands to engulf the whole surface of the star.
What is the difference between a deflagration and a detonation?
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The technique uses a solid propellant, sent down the hole, which undergoes controlled deflagration shortly after shape charges perforate the horizontal section of the casing.