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English definition of “test-fire”


verb [T]     /ˈtest.faɪər/ US  /-faɪɚ/
to explode a nuclear weapon in order to see how effective it is: The country has test-fired a missile capable of hitting the US.Exploding and erupting
(Definition of test-fire verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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