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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.
18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperial Systems, Inc has tested the CMAXX Dust Collector with IDA DeltaMAXX Filters and found that in all tests, the filters could isolate a deflagration and stop a flame front.
According to Brasov Mayor George Scripcaru, first investigations reveal the deflagration ocurred because the concentration of the flour powders in an enclosed space was not respected.
Si au fond, les valeurs fondamentales de la liberte et le socle unitaire ont ete ebranles a l'epreuve de la tragedie humaine jamais vecue, le risque de deflagration est serieusement apprehende.
Deux personnes ont trouve la mort quelques minutes apres l'explosion, une jeune monitrice de 24 ans, travaillant dans une autoecole situee au rez-de-chaussee de la maison mitoyenne a l'epicerie, egalement soufflee par la deflagration et un homme d'environ 65 ans qui traversait cette rue passante.
The experimental program features full-scale vented deflagration experiments in standard ISO containers, and includes the effect of obstacles simulating levels of congestion representative of industrial systems.
If the underlying surface colors of a machine, for example, are not readily discernible, there could be a dust deflagration hazard.
The new Groth Flame Control Lab is designed to perform deflagration and burn tests per the European ATEX, Factory Mutual, and US Coast Guard test standards.
Camfil Air Pollution Control has introduced the Stinger, an explosion isolation valve that isolates dust collector explosions to prevent a deflagration from traveling back through the inlet pipe of the dust collector into the workspace.
Second, because the internal explosion is confined compared to the free movement of air in an external explosion, the detonation and deflagration products continue to add gas pressure in the afterburning process behind the blast wave.
Aqerrout, libere au terme de plusieurs heures de detention, a ajoute avoir entendu, au debut de l'operation de prise d'otages, une grosse deflagration, suivie de tirs nourris venant de toutes parts.