Associations to the word «Detonation»

Wiktionary

DETONATION, noun. An explosion or sudden report made by the near-instantaneous decomposition or combustion of unstable substances as, the detonation of gun cotton. Specifically, combustion that spreads supersonically via shock compression.
DETONATION, noun. Engine knocking, an improper combustion in internal combustion engines

Dictionary definition

DETONATION, noun. A violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction.
DETONATION, noun. The act of detonating an explosive.

Wise words

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