Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun detonation

2 senses of detonation

Sense 1
explosion, detonation, blowup -- (a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction)
       => discharge -- (the sudden giving off of energy)

Sense 2
detonation -- (the act of detonating an explosive)
       => explosion, burst -- (the act of exploding or bursting; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft")

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