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explode

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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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As many as seven car bombs have been detonated in a single day this month.
In the Shaoula neighbourhood, two bombs were detonated on the same street 30 minutes apart.
An official source said that militants detonated two explosive devices planted on the roofs of the churches, causing large material damage to the crosses with no human casualties, Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
Summary: BEIRUT: The army detonated a cache of old explosives near the Western Bekaa village of Saghbin on Friday.
KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: Police forces detonated a car left in central Kirkuk, without causing casualties, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
Iraqis were enjoying a pleasant spring evening yesterday when the roadside bombs detonated in the mainly Shiite, middle-class neighbourhood of Karradah.
The boys, ages 15 and 17, who had been on probation in connection with a 2003 assault in which a 14-year-old boy was sodomized with a metal rod, had acquire bomb-making instructions off the Internet and detonated practice bombs in the desert, authorities said.
The woman, in her early 20s, detonated a bomb packed with ball bearings.
A suicide attacker detonated a bomb in a shopping area in central Kabul on Saturday, killing himself and injuring six other people, police said.
SRI LANKA A Tamil Tiger suicide bomber detonated explosives at a police station yesterday, killing herself and four officers in the first such attack in the Sri Lankan capital since the rebels signed a cease-fire two years ago.
A dog's body was used recently to hide a radio controlled device detonated by a roadside in the southern city of Basra, targeting British troops.
A police spokesman said: "It was detonated safely off the North East Coast at St Mary's.
Four undated still images taken from video footage obtained by Reuters TV yesterday claim to show a prisoner being executed by unidentified officials who detonated explosives attached to his body.
On February 22nd, a Palestinian laborer wearing a belt packed with explosives entered Efrat and detonated a bomb in a shopping center next to a crowded supermarket.
GARDAI suspect that 950lb of explosives seized when they arrested two men within yards of the Louth-Armagh border would have been used in a bomb to be detonated in Ulster over the weekend.