other words for detonate
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Regulus of Antimony mixed with nitre, and projected into a red-hot crucible, sets the nitre in a flame, and makes it detonate.
These are powerful explosives which are set so they will detonate at a certain depth.
They could detonate a charge of explosives over our heads, or clear out of the dome and drop one down the well.
The force of the wind was expected to detonate the explosives by driving a movable board against percussion caps.
Ton, half-ton and two-ton bombs began to detonate, fifty fathoms down.
He then unscrewed the fuze and threw it away before it could detonate the shell.
It was fused to detonate at the very tip of the fringes of the planet's atmosphere.
They are very difficult to detonate, and if set on fire do not explode like gunpowder.
I decided to send three balls down each, leave 12 in the cavern, then detonate them all at once.
A mixture of this kind will detonate with a slight blow or friction.
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