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  • v. Present participle of detonate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • from detonate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exploding; igniting with a sudden report.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Legal experts have called the case a law enforcement triumph but said Shahzad's near-success in detonating the device should serve as a warning to federal officials, who failed to detect the plot.

    Would-be Times Square bomber gets life in prison

  • He probably suspects another person besides Timothy McVeigh was involved in detonating or transporting the bomb, and was probably driving another vehicle.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Times Square bombing — where were the cameras?

  • He allegedly discussed with them the idea of detonating a nuclear or radiological bomb in the United States.

    The Missing Padilla Video

  • Nevertheless he had not given up the idea of detonating this cosmic power plant so that its energy eruption would attract Rhodan's attention.

    Unleashed Powers

  • These shells are fused with what are called detonating fuses that burst when the shell touches anything.

    "The Red Watch" With the First Canadian Division in Flanders

  • In "detonating" their individuality in a moment of becoming-revolution,

    Repetition, Representation and Revolution: Deleuze and Blake's _America_

  • This time both the Taliban and a second insurgent faction, Hezb-i-Islami, claimed responsibility for the bombing, although until the identity and motivation of the bomber are established - and the kind of detonating device he was using known - it will be hard to gauge their veracity.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Civil society organizations and legal experts have criticized the ruling to free the men, who are accused of having plotted atrocious crimes, such as detonating bombs in two of İstanbul's biggest mosques during busy prayer hours.

    TODAY'S ZAMAN :: News

  • And aside from standard, elite and champion units, your hero has a single, unique spell ability that is intended to be a game-changer (such as detonating all your existing walls into devastating fireball attacks).

    CNET Australia

  • Sound Off: Is 'detonating' squirrels the best way to get rid of them?

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