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detonator

See definition of detonator on Dictionary.com
  • as inexplosive
  • as inspark plug

synonyms for detonator

  • ammunition
  • bomb
  • booby trap
  • dynamite
  • gunpowder
  • mine
  • missile
  • munition
  • powder
  • TNT
  • charge
  • fireworks
  • grease
  • grenade
  • mulligan
  • nitroglycerin
  • pineapple
  • propellant
  • shell
  • shot
  • soup
  • ball of fire
  • fuse
  • human dynamo
  • ignition system
  • sparker
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How to use detonator in a sentence

“She thought he was looking up bomb-making instructions, and when the man pulled out his own camera and adjusted it she was convinced he was setting a timer on a detonator, sources said,” the Daily News reported.
TIMES ARE TOUGH FOR LOVERS OF VINTAGE CAMERAS. ONE WAS JUST PULLED FROM A PLANE.JOHN KELLYOCTOBER 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Anything made of iron and containing high explosive and detonator will be welcome.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
It looked as if Charnock was putting in the dynamite, and Festing hoped he would be careful with the detonator.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
But if it ever came down to it I should be able to knock down an airplane, gum up the works on a fusing detonator, maybe even—.
CUE FOR QUIETTHOMAS L. SHERRED
Mercury fulminate is more often employed in the detonator, and is prepared from mercury, alcohol, and nitric acid.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIAVARIOUS
The most tremendous explosives refuse to explode unless some detonator like fulminate of mercury is set off first.
THE CUP OF FURYRUPERT HUGHES
They are none the less violent, however, when, by the agency of a suitable detonator they are caused to explode.
THE ROMANCE OF WAR INVENTIONSTHOMAS W. CORBIN
The certainty of ignition afforded by a detonator gives great confidence to the present generation of sportsmen.
DOG BREAKINGWILLIAM NELSON HUTCHINSON
At the bottom of each hole is placed a cartridge of dynamite with a fuse and a detonator.
MARVELS OF SCIENTIFIC INVENTIONTHOMAS W. CORBIN
The use of mercuric fulminate as a detonator dates from about 1814, when the explosive cap was invented.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 3VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO DETONATOR

  • TNT
  • ammunition
  • bomb
  • booby trap
  • charge
  • detonator
  • dynamite
  • fireworks
  • grease
  • grenade
  • gunpowder
  • mine
  • missile
  • mulligan
  • munition
  • nitroglycerin
  • pineapple
  • powder
  • propellant
  • shell
  • shot
  • soup
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.