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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.
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The thunderclaps, treading one on the heels of another and with a strange crackling accompaniment, sounded more like the working of a gigantic electric machine than the usual detonating reverberations.
The gas mixing with the air would have produced a detonating mixture, and the explosion would have finished what the shock had perhaps begun.
At the same time he heard a faint, dull detonating sound, as if some one had fired a pistol on the other side of the wall.
The street boys were screaming and hooting, and shouting and shooting, with devils and detonating balls--and there came corpse bearers and hood wearers--for there were funerals with psalm and hymn--and then the din of carriages driving and company arriving: yes, it was, in truth, lively enough down in the street.
They kept at a height of two thousand feet or more until they were over and a little in advance of the rearmost ironclad, and then stooped swiftly down into a fountain of bullets, and going just a little faster than the ship below, pelted her thinly protected decks with bombs until they became sheets of detonating flame.
Earlier, soldiers have dug a pit to expose some portions of the bomb so it can be attached with a detonating chord.
LORALAI -- Police has confirmed that four terrorists killed as they detonating their explosives in Nasirabad amid police raid at a raid on Tuesday.
At least 8-10kg of explosives were combined with seven gas cylinders to cause the explosion, along with a 6m long detonating cord, he informed.
"The force found three tunnels for the terrorists, the first including men's clothing, women's clothing, military clothing, and clothes, food, cooking utensils, meat, while the second included, civil clothes- federal police clothes- popular crowd clothes- 4 bicycles - different contact segments), the third contained (13 explosive devices- explosive material C4 -- a bag with explosive material - detonating lighters - explosive batteries - swell bombing), that have been dealt with the seized material fundamentally./ End
More importantly the report noted that 'seven Indian companies manufactured most of the detonators, detonating cord, and safety fuses documented by CAR's field investigation teams.
He said local defense forces spotted the girls and shot one, detonating her vest and killing only her.