Meaning of detonate

det•o•nate

Pronunciation: (det'n-āt"), [key]
— v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to explode with suddenness and violence.
—v.t.
  1. to cause (something explosive) to explode.
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