detonation detonation  /ˌdɛ tə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
  2. (n) the act of detonating an explosive

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Usage(s):

  1. There's no danger that the distant detonation will send the comet tumbling our way.
  2. The guts of the nuclear warhead are kept separate from the rest of the device, and a nuclear detonation is impossible without both pieces.
  3. It suffused all thinking about the Bomb's purpose, development and eventual detonation.

News

  • 44,000 tons of rock detonated for Granite Fest

    ABERDEEN, Scotland, June 13 (UPI) -- The Aberdeen Granite Festival in Scotland kicked off Thursday with the detonation of more than 44,000 tons of solid rock at a quarry.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI

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