Meaning of “detonate” in the English Dictionary

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detonateverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈdet·ənˌeɪt/

to explode, or to cause a bomb to explode:

[ T ] A remote control device was used to detonate the bomb.

(Definition of “detonate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)