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Meaning of DETONATING

Pronunciation:  d'etun`eyting

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (of munitions) going off; "bursting bombs"; "an exploding nuclear device"; "a spectacular display of detonating anti-tank mines"
 

DETONATING is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: bursting, exploding, explosive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Det"o*na`ting\, a. & n.
from {Detonate}.

{Detonating gas}, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with
   one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report
   upon ignition.

{Detonating powder}, any powder or solid substance, as
   fulminate of mercury, which when struck, explodes with
   violence and a loud report.

{Detonating primer}, a primer exploded by a fuse; -- used to
   explode gun cotton in blasting operations.

{Detonating tube}, a strong tube of glass, usually graduated,
   closed at one end, and furnished with two wires passing
   through its sides at opposite points, and nearly meeting,
   for the purpose of exploding gaseous mixtures by an
   electric spark, as in gas analysis, etc.

 

 

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