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Meaning & Definition of Detonate in English

English

Detonate

/dɛtənet/

verb

1. Cause to burst with a violent release of energy

  • "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
    synonym:
  • explode
  • ,
  • detonate
  • ,
  • blow up
  • ,
  • set off

2. Burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

  • "The bomb detonated at noon"
  • "The molotov cocktail exploded"
    synonym:
  • detonate
  • ,
  • explode
  • ,
  • blow up