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Synonyms for detonate



Synonyms for detonate

to release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise

Synonyms for detonate

cause to burst with a violent release of energy

burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

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Police forensic teams may be helped because the "homemade" explosive did not detonate, Mr Fry added.
officials have stated that they plan to detonate the munitions.
2 -- 3 -- color) Officers, far left, discuss traffic safety while a bomb disposal squad, left, prepares to detonate a pipe bomb found in landscaping beside the Antelope Valley Freeway on Tuesday.
This flight test demonstrated the ability of the Guided MLRS Unitary rocket to detonate the munition at a set height above ground level to deliver a blast and fragments onto soft targets," said Al Duchesne, director -- MLRS Rocket Programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
FOUR Bahrainis allegedly twice tried and failed to detonate a homemade explosive near police.
The source added that the army units foiled militants' attempt to detonate an explosive device planted in front of Constantine and Helena Church and was set to be detonate remotely.
NNA - 29/6/2012 - Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiquA': "On 29/6/2012 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, a unit of the army will detonate useless ammunition at the vicinity of Toul region, Nabateih.
Security sources said that a shepherd discovered a number of Inerga rocket-propelled grenades outside the village, and that army personnel and experts decided to detonate them, due to the dangers involved in transporting them elsewhere for destruction
KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi security forces managed on Wednesday to detonate an improvised explosive device in south of Kirkuk, a source from the joint coordination center said.
Yesterday's attack was the first successful one by a woman suicide bomber in Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Two years ago, a woman was was caught before she could detonate explosives at a government building in Baghdad.
Baba Jan as saying the attacker had six hand grenades strapped to his body, of which three failed to detonate.
Police speculated that the device was either faulty, or that the terrorist merely intended to create panic, then detonate the more lethal explosive belt after police arrived.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Baghdad Operations Command announced that "A security force was able to detonate a car bomb under control in the Mahmudiya area, south of Baghdad, and dismantled four IEDs in the Rashidiya area north of Baghdad.
The source added that a military engineering unit foiled an attempt to detonate an explosive device planted under a private car near Lanwazit Coffee in al-Maliki area in Damascus.