Detonating
Detonating Det"o*na`ting, a. & n. from {Detonate}. [1913 Webster]

{Detonating gas}, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report upon ignition.

{Detonating powder}, any powder or solid substance, as fulminate of mercury, which when struck, explodes with violence and a loud report.

{Detonating primer}, a primer exploded by a fuse; -- used to explode gun cotton in blasting operations.

{Detonating tube}, a strong tube of glass, usually graduated, closed at one end, and furnished with two wires passing through its sides at opposite points, and nearly meeting, for the purpose of exploding gaseous mixtures by an electric spark, as in gas analysis, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Detonating — Detonate Det o*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Detonated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detonating}.] [L. detonare, v. i., to thunder down; de + tonare to thunder; akin to E. thunder. See {Thunder}, and cf. {Detonize}.] To explode with a sudden report; as, niter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detonating — non·detonating; …   English syllables

  • detonating — det·o·nat·ing || detneɪtɪŋ / detÉ™neɪt adj. exploding (of ammunition) det·o·nate || detÉ™neɪt v. set off an explosive; blow up, explode …   English contemporary dictionary

  • detonating — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Detonating gas — Detonating Det o*na ting, a. & n. from {Detonate}. [1913 Webster] {Detonating gas}, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report upon ignition. {Detonating powder}, any powder or solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detonating powder — Detonating Det o*na ting, a. & n. from {Detonate}. [1913 Webster] {Detonating gas}, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report upon ignition. {Detonating powder}, any powder or solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detonating primer — Detonating Det o*na ting, a. & n. from {Detonate}. [1913 Webster] {Detonating gas}, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report upon ignition. {Detonating powder}, any powder or solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detonating tube — Detonating Det o*na ting, a. & n. from {Detonate}. [1913 Webster] {Detonating gas}, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report upon ignition. {Detonating powder}, any powder or solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detonating cord — Reinforced detonation cord filled with Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) …   Wikipedia

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