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Burn away or cause (a substance) to burn away with a sudden flame and rapid, sharp combustion.[with object] ‘the current will deflagrate some of the particles’
- ‘If the fuel deflagrates but does not detonate, victims will be severely burned and will probably also inhale the burning fuel.’
- ‘The exercise was designed around techniques for dealing with low-order explosives by gaining entrance to the munition case and then deflagrating the contents.’
Early 18th century: from Latin deflagrat- burned up from the verb deflagrare, from de- away, thoroughly + flagrare to burn.
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