adverb see subsonic

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  • deflagrate — verb /ˈdɛfləɡɹeɪt/ To burn with intense light and heat. Specifically, to combust subsonically through thermal conduction. Ant: detonate See Also: deflagrating spoon, deflagration …   Wiktionary

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