Synonyms for detonate
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To explode; to blow up. Specifically, to combust supersonically via shock compression.
To cause an explosion.
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explode, detonate, blow up, set offverb
cause to burst with a violent release of energy
"We exploded the nuclear bomb"
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detonate, explode, blow upverb
burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"
"The Molotov cocktail exploded"
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There( were) two options : We either detonate those tanks, or they detonate themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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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- възпламенявам, избухвамBulgarian
- pamahtaa, räjäyttää, räjähtääFinnish
- détonner, détonerFrench
- פוצץ, התפוצץHebrew
- detonar, explodirPortuguese
- exploda, a face să explodeze, detonaRomanian
- взорвать, взорваться, взрываться, детонировать, взрыватьRussian
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