The words detonate means to burst violently and nosily; thus, releasing energy as through a fierce chemical or physical reaction. This can be due the exploding of a grenade, bomb or a mine, which can cause something to burn.
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VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [DET·O·NAT·ED, DET·O·NAT·ING.]
to explode with suddenness and violence.
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [DET·O·NAT·ED, DET·O·NAT·ING.]
Detonation involves a supersonic exothermic front accelerating through a medium that eventually drives a shock front propagating directly in front of it. Detonations are observed in both conventional...