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- v. Present participle of deflagrate.
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“However, we discovered a new process, whereby a controlled, deflagrating explosion can be chemically created using a pure proton chain.”
So as not to destroy the block of stone, a deflagrating explosive, which decomposes slowly, is used, such as black powder (a mixture of ground charcoal, sulphur and saltpetre) with a shock-wave propagation rate of
 Place a piece of sulphur on a deflagrating spoon and light it by placing it in the flame and allow it to burn.
Cover with a piece of platinum foil, and heat gently with a Bunsen burner till the nitre melts and the stuff shows signs of deflagrating; remove the heat, and allow the action to go on by itself for a minute or so, then heat over the
In chemistry, one would use a deflagrating-spoon, which is a cup with a long vertical shank for handling chemicals that exhibit such properties.
"The germ of the first knowledge of an explosive was probably the accidental discovery, ages ago, of the deflagrating property of the natural saltpeter _when in contact with incandescent charcoal_." [
Murray 1, 237.) Great Batteries of England -- of the Royal Institution 200 boxes, 2000 prs. of plates -- astonishing effects (Davy 85) -- Children's battery of great plates -- deflagrating effects (Ib 84.) 1.
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