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

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deflagrate — I verb blaze, burn, burn fiercely, burn up, burst into flame, conflagrate, consume, cremate, fire, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flash, ignite, incandesce, incinerate, inflame, reduce to ashes, scorch, sear, singe, torrefy II index burn… …   Law dictionary

  • deflagrate — [def′lə grāt΄] vt., vi. deflagrated, deflagrating [< L deflagratus, pp. of deflagrare, to burn, consume < de , intens. + flagrare, to burn: see FLAGRANT] to burn rapidly, with intense heat and dazzling light deflagration n …   English World dictionary

  • deflagrate — deflagrable, adj. deflagrability, n. deflagration, n. /def leuh grayt /, v.t., v.i., deflagrated, deflagrating. to burn, esp. suddenly and violently. [1720 30; < L deflagratus (ptp. of deflagrare to burn down), equiv. to de DE + flagr(are) to… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • deflagrate —    To burn with intense heat and light; i.e., gunpowder is said to deflgrate …   Forensic science glossary

  • deflagrate — def·la·grate || deflÉ™greɪt v. burn violently, catch fire suddenly; cause to catch on fire suddenly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deflagrate — def·la·grate …   English syllables

  • deflagrate — def•la•grate [[t]ˈdɛf ləˌgreɪt[/t]] v. t. v. i. grat•ed, grat•ing to burn, esp. suddenly and violently • Etymology: 1720–30; < L dēflagrātus, ptp. of dēflagrāre to burn down =dē de +flagrāre to burn def la•gra′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

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