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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

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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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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.
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.
Sheriff's explosives experts were called, and the California Highway Patrol shut down freeway traffic in both directions, between Avenues M and N, about noon to let them try to detonate the object with smaller explosives.
If somebody detonates a nuclear bomb the chances are there will be no jail to put them in.
Militants detonates explosive device in Damascus Countryside Militants detonated an explosive device attached to a private car in al-Kisweh area in Damascus countryside, causing material damage.
soldiers and equipment deployed in Bosnia will be protected from enemy artillery and mortar shells employing proximity fuses by an "electronic umbrella," which detects and prematurely detonates the weapons during flight rendering them virtually harmless.
Bystanders are often unaware of any hazard from such a device, which detonates when chemicals mix inside it, the detective said, and they don't know there was danger until they hear the boom.