detonate[smoulder] [ det-n-eyt ]
The word of the day is ‘detonate’.
The word is a verb, i.e., it demonstrates an action or an occurrence
Yes, the past form of the word is detonated.
1. Set off bomb
2. Explode or cause to explode.
4. Go off
1. It was fused to detonate at the very tip of the fringes of the planet’s atmosphere.
2. The bullets didn’t hit him, they were set to detonate a fraction of an inch away.
3. The force of the wind was expected to detonate the explosives by driving a movable board against percussion caps.
4. As the quantity of contained water increases it becomes difficult or even impossible to detonate by an ordinary blow.
5. A mixture of this kind will detonate with a slight blow or friction.
Some synonyms of today’s word are:
blast, blow up, burst, explode, bang, discharge, fulminate, mushroom, kablooey, let go push the button, shoot off, touch off, go off, be set off, burst apart, shatter, erupt, ignite, bang, boom, go bang, go boom, let off, trigger, kindle, light, spark etc.
Some antonyms of this word of the day are:
For the life of me, I can’t understand why BP couldn’t go in at the ocean floor, maybe 10 feet lateral to the – around the periphery, drill a few holes, and put a little ammonium nitrate, some dynamite, in those holes and detonate that dynamite and seal that – seal that leak. And seal it permanently.Phil Gingrey
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