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Synonyms for detonate
ˈdɛt nˌeɪtdet·o·nate

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  1. detonateverb

    discharge, fulminate, blast


  2. detonateverb

    To explode; to blow up. Specifically, to combust supersonically via shock compression.

    discharge, blast, fulminate


  3. detonateverb

    To cause an explosion.

    discharge, blast, fulminate


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  1. detonate

    explode, pop

    smoulder, hang, puff

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  1. detonateverb

    explode (with a loud report), detonize

  2. detonateverb

    detonize, cause to explode

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  1. List of paraphrases for "detonate":

    explode, blow

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  1. Mayor Trent Conaway:

    There( were) two options : We either detonate those tanks, or they detonate themselves.

  2. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev:

    Now it could be luck that they put this thing together, put it at the Boston Marathon finish line, and were able to detonate them so close to each other and sequentially. But it was a pretty sophisticated attack.

  3. Chief David Brown:

    We cornered one suspect and we tried to negotiate for several hours - negotiations broke down, we had an exchange of gunfire with the suspect, we saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was.

  4. East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway:

    There (were) two options: We either detonate those tanks, or they detonate themselves, yes, harmful chemicals went into the air. I am truly sorry, but that is the only option we had. If we didn’t do that, then they were going to blow up, and we were going to have shrapnel all across this town.

  5. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings:

    The same automated robot equipment to detonate and defuse bombs was used to place C-4 in place and to detonate that.

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