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Synonyms for detonate
ˈdɛt nˌeɪtdet·o·nate

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  1. detonateverb

    Synonyms:
    discharge, fulminate, blast

    Antonyms:
    deflagrate

  2. detonateverb

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

    Synonyms:
    discharge, blast, fulminate

    Antonyms:
    deflagrate

  3. detonateverb

    To cause an explosion.

    Synonyms:
    discharge, blast, fulminate

    Antonyms:
    deflagrate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detonate

    Synonyms:
    explode, pop

    Antonyms:
    smoulder, hang, puff

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. detonateverb

    Synonyms:
    explode (with a loud report), detonize

  2. detonateverb

    Synonyms:
    detonize, cause to explode

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "detonate":

    explode, blow

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How to use detonate in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Ankit Panda:

    Adding more nuclear warheads to a single missile can better assure them of an ability to penetrate American missile defense and, if they're worried that their warheads might have reliability issues, more warheads increases the odds that one warhead will successfully detonate.

  4. 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.

  5. Chief David Brown:

    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.


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