Definition of 'detonation'
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Why did this detonation of brilliance have to be unleashed on poor him? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Last year he went through the competition without dropping a set in a sustained detonation of brilliance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a detonation of simple brilliance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A nuclear detonation would effectively put the cork back in. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The video shows the bomb before detonation, a suitcase on a bicycle filled with nails and a gas cylinder. The Sun (2011)Companies were being advised to protect sensitive electronic information from the effects of a nuclear detonation's electronic magnetic pulse. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The death toll would have been far worse but for the accidental detonation of an explosive device, which killed two of the assailants on a pavement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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