Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb detonate

2 senses of detonate

Sense 1
explode, detonate, blow up, set off -- (cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 2
detonate, explode, blow up -- (burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded")

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