Deflagrating
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. [1913 Webster]

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