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And here I was again, standing in her tight embrace, ready to detonate another one of her dreams. GYPSY MASALA (2004)He was still priming the timing device and the slightest error could detonate the mine prematurely. ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH' (2004)She wanted the bomb to detonate at that moment, matching its completion with her own. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2004)
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British English: detonate VERB
If someone detonates a device such as a bomb, or if it detonates, it explodes.
Home-made explosives were detonated.
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