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synonyms for detonate

  • blast
  • blow up
  • burst
  • explode
  • bang
  • discharge
  • fulminate
  • mushroom
  • kablooey
  • let go
  • push the button
  • shoot off
  • touch off
  • va-voom
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antonyms for detonate

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  • dismantle
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How to use detonate in a sentence

Any one of them could have—and still may—detonate the deal if the negotiated plan falls apart.
WHY CONGRESS DESERVES ITS OWN EMMY CATEGORYPHILIP ELLIOTTJULY 15, 2021TIME
Another way would be to fly a grenade immediately to where the enemy is positioned, detonating it on contact.
THE US MARINES ARE TESTING FLYING, REMOTE-CONTROLLED GRENADESROB VERGERJULY 13, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The leak in Amuay, Venezuela, was slow but kept leaking for more than an hour before the vapor detonated.
ENGINEERS RAISE ALARMS OVER THE RISK OF MAJOR EXPLOSIONS AT LNG PLANTSWILL ENGLUNDJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Instead, a man detonated 80 pounds of explosives as part of an elaborate gender-reveal party stunt, the Kingston Police Department told the New Hampshire Union Leader.
A HUGE EXPLOSION CRACKED HOUSE FOUNDATIONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. AN ‘EXTREME’ GENDER-REVEAL PARTY WAS TO BLAME.ANDREA SALCEDOAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The first H-bomb, detonated by the United States in 1952, was 1,000 times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
HOW MATTER’S HIDDEN COMPLEXITY UNLEASHED THE POWER OF NUCLEAR PHYSICSEMILY CONOVERAPRIL 8, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
In preparation for the case, Garland experienced the horror first-hand, watching as bodies were recovered from smoldering rubble days after a 4,800-pound homemade bomb concealed in a rental truck detonated.
‘MOST HEINOUS ATTACK.’ MERRICK GARLAND PLEDGES TO TAKE ON DOMESTIC TERRORISM AS ATTORNEY GENERALVERA BERGENGRUENFEBRUARY 23, 2021TIME
Crews at a portable operations center up to 35 miles away then detonate the charge, destroying the mine for good.
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SECURITY INNOVATIONS OF 2020BY YAEL GRAUER AND PURBITA SAHADECEMBER 2, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
He then unscrewed the fuze and threw it away before it could detonate the shell.
THE HISTORY OF THE 51ST (HIGHLAND) DIVISION 1914-1918FREDERICK WILLIAM BEWSHER
They are very difficult to detonate, and if set on fire do not explode like gunpowder.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 6VARIOUS
The depth-charge had fouled a trailing wire from some of my ‘stage scenery sky’ and been dragged along to detonate close astern.
SEA-HOUNDSLEWIS R. FREEMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO DETONATE

  • boom
  • burst
  • clang
  • clatter
  • crash
  • detonate
  • drum
  • echo
  • explode
  • make noise
  • peal
  • rattle
  • resound
  • sound
  • thump
  • thunder
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