Meaning of DETONATE in English

/ ˈdetəneɪt; NAmE / verb

to explode, or to make a bomb or other device explode :

[ v ]

Two other bombs failed to detonate.

[also vn ]



early 18th cent.: from Latin detonat- thundered down or forth, from the verb detonare , from de- down + tonare to thunder.

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