Definitions

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  • n. something which deflagrates

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A form of the voltaic battery having large plates, used for producing rapid and powerful combustion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for producing combustion, particularly the combustion of metallic substances by means of the electric spark.

Etymologies

deflagrate +‎ -or (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Dr. Hare invented instruments of such great power as well to deserve the names of calorimeter and deflagrator.

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • The most refractory substances yielded to the action of the deflagrator, melting like wax before a common fire.

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • In my opinion, these boxes contain the substances by the combination or mixture of which, the fulgurator and deflagrator are to be made.

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  • The fulgurator was a sort of auto-propulsive engine, of peculiar construction, charged with an explosive composed of new substances and which only produced its effect under the action of a deflagrator that was also new.

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  • As to the deflagrator liquid, Thomas Roch has a certain number of phials of it, and -- I know only too well -- will not refuse to help Ker

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  • Thomas Roch's explosive will not burn unless subjected to a special deflagrator.

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  • As I conjectured, he has not, then, made known the composition of his deflagrator.

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  • As to the nature of the explosive and of the deflagrator, the elements of which the latter was composed, their manufacture, and the way in which they were employed, he preserved complete silence, and all attempts to worm the secret out of him remained ineffectual.

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  • Serko will employ every means in his power to obtain the composition of the explosive and deflagrator, of which he will make such detestable use during future piratical exploits.

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  • It takes a certain time -- about thirty-five seconds, I reckon -- before the combination of the fulgurator and deflagrator is effected.

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