detonation detonation  /ˌdɛ tə ˈneɪ ʃən/


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



  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.


  • 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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