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1. detonation

noun. ['ˌdɛtəˈneɪʃən'] a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction.

Synonyms

  • blast
  • inflation
  • discharge
  • backfire
  • blowup
  • explosion
  • airburst
  • fragmentation
  • blowback

Antonyms

  • contraction
  • gather
  • convict
  • invest

Etymology

  • détonation (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Detonation

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  • misinterpretation
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Example sentences of the word detonation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Road-test the engine to make sure there is no detonation with regular fuel.

Quotes containing the word detonation


1. Detonation vs. Pre-Ignition [10w] Poets have thin skins;physicists call this differential burn rates.
- Beryl Dov

2. detonation

noun. ['ˌdɛtəˈneɪʃən'] the act of detonating an explosive.

Synonyms

  • percussion
  • explosion

Antonyms

  • praise
  • elegance
  • disinflation

Etymology

  • détonation (French)
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