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Deflagrate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEFLAGRATE, v.t. [L. To burn.] To set fire to; to burn; to consume; as, to deflagrate oil or spirit.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: cause to burn rapidly and with great intensity; "care must be exercised when this substance is to be deflagrated"
2: burn with great heat and intense light; "the powder deflagrated"

Merriam Webster's

verb (-grated; -grating) Etymology: Latin deflagratus, past participle of deflagrare to burn down, from de- + flagrare to burn more at black Date: circa 1727 transitive verb to cause to deflagrate compare detonate 1 intransitive verb to burn rapidly with intense heat and sparks being given off deflagration noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. & intr. burn away with sudden flame. Derivatives: deflagration n. deflagrator n. Etymology: L deflagrare (as DE-, flagrare blaze)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Deflagrate Def"la*grate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Deflagrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Deflagrating.] [L. deflagratus, p. p. of deflagrare to burn up; de- + flagrare to flame, burn.] (Chem.) To burn with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; also, to snap and crackle with slight explosions when heated, as salt.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Deflagrate Def"la*grate, v. t. (Chem.) 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.



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