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Definitions of Deflagrate

  1. burn with great heat and intense light; "the powder deflagrated" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. cause to burn rapidly and with great intensity; "care must be exercised when this substance is to be deflagrated" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. To burn with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; also, to snap and crackle with slight explosions when heated, as salt. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To cause to burn with sudden and sparkling combustion, as by the action of intense heat; to burn or vaporize suddenly; as, to deflagrate refractory metals in the oxyhydrogen flame. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Deflagration. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To burn with sudden violence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To burn down with deflagration. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To set fire to; to burn rapidly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. def'la-gr[=a]t, v.i. or v.t. to burn down: to burn rapidly.--ns. DEFLAGRABIL'ITY, combustibility; DEFLAGR[=A]'TION; DEF'LAGRATOR, a galvanic instrument for producing rapid combustion. [L. deflagr[=a]re--de, down, flagr[=a]re, to burn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. [Latin] To undergo or subject to deflagration. na
  11. Burn away with rapid flame. Hence deflagration, deflagrator, nn. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
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