Synonyms of 'detonate'
1 set offDictionary, trigger, explode
The terrorists planted and detonated the bomb.
Who set off the bomb?
the incident which triggered the outbreak of the First World War
The first test atomic bomb was exploded in the New Mexico desert.
He was tried for unlawfully and dangerously discharging a weapon.
The bombs ignited a fire which destroyed some 60 houses.
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If something is blasted into a particular place or state, an explosion causes it to be in that place or state. If a hole is blasted in something, it is created by an explosion.
The explosion blasted out the external supporting wall.
Thesaurus for detonate from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone detonates a device such as a bomb, or if it detonates , it explodes.