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detonate

verb [I or T]     /ˈdet.ən.eɪt/ US  /ˈdet̬-/
to (cause something to) explode: The device detonated unexpectedly. A remote control device was used to detonate the bomb.Exploding and eruptingDetonation and bombardment
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