Meaning of “detonation” in the English Dictionary

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"detonation" in British English

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detonationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌdet.ənˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdet̬.ənˈeɪ.ʃən/

the act of exploding something, or the fact of being exploded:

Underground nuclear detonations are believed to have been carried out.

(Definition of “detonation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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