Definition of detonative in US English:



  • See detonate

    • ‘The tube is then subjected to a detonative shock from a high explosive donor charge.’
    • ‘The script uses almost every word as detonative symbol.’
    • ‘I offer James's recourse to metaphors of the mystical as an additional, radical instance of the detonative effect of James's philosophical discourse.’
    • ‘This results in the stratification of differing concentrations of combustible material within the combustion chambers which is particularly suited to create detonative combustion within the wave rotor.’
    • ‘Suggestion was made that the energy being produced during detonative combustion can be utilized for useful work, e.g. rock mining in a quarry.’