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  • n. Plural form of detonator.


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  • Example 1: Subway of Tokyo, Japan, March 20th 1995, wikipedia using plastic bags of liquid sarin nerve agent disguised in newspapers and sharpened umbrellas as 'detonators', terrorists kill twelve and injure and estimated one thousand.

    The Speculist: Memetic Viruses

  • The fact that they're use the term "detonators" though, specifically detonators, does indicate that this might be a serious device that we're talking about, rather than something that's been hooked up at home by a real amateur.

    CNN Transcript Jul 21, 2005

  • That bag contained the same kind of detonators allegedly used in the March 11 attacks that is killed nearly 200 people.

    CNN Transcript May 7, 2004

  • Mining chemicals market also includes explosives, and explosive accessories such as detonators and fuses.

    PRWeb - Daily News Feed

  • I guess by "detonators" they mean that they don't follow, and they don't lead, they simply exist to detonate that "single night of mass awakening" that, throughout history, has made great leaps forward.

    The Narco News Bulletin

  • When the line is blocked for engineering work 'detonators' are used as a last resort to stop trains, the final piece of protection.

    Socialist Party Main leads

  • A Taliban member explained: The Arabs taught us how to make an IED by mixing nitrate fertilizer and diesel fuel and how to pack plastic explosives and to connect them to detonators and remote-control devices like mobile phones.

    The Longest War

  • You can see how many detonators it takes to cause an implosion.


  • In a plea agreement, Jakubec acknowledged making and storing explosives and weapons at his ranch-style home in Escondido, including nine detonators, 13 grenade hulls and large quantities of the highly unstable Hexamethylene triperoxide diamine, or HMDT, which can explode by someone stepping on it.

    California man to be sentenced for bomb-laden home

  • He wore an odd vest with a great many pockets that contained a variety of tools, bits of wire, detonators, pieces of circuit board.

    Gideon’s war


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