Definition of Deflagrate

1. Verb. Cause to burn rapidly and with great intensity. "Care must be exercised when this substance is to be deflagrated"

Generic synonyms: Burn, Combust
Derivative terms: Deflagration



2. Verb. Burn with great heat and intense light. "The powder deflagrated"
Generic synonyms: Burn, Combust
Derivative terms: Deflagration

Definition of Deflagrate

1. v. i. To burn with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; also, to snap and crackle with slight explosions when heated, as salt.

2. v. t. 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.

Definition of Deflagrate

1. Verb. (physics) To burn with intense light and heat. Specifically, to combust subsonically through thermal conduction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deflagrate

1. [v -GRATED, -GRATING, -GRATES]

Medical Definition of Deflagrate

1. To burn with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; also, to snap and crackle with slight explosions when heated, as salt. Origin: L. Deflagratus, p. P. Of deflagrare to burn up; de- + flagrare to flame, burn. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deflagrate

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Literary usage of Deflagrate

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1. Chemical Experiments: Illustrating the Theory, Practice, and Application of by George William Francis (1850)
"If we continue to deflagrate the compound until the whole U exhausted, ... deflagrate» with plumbago.—Into a crucible containing a little melted nitrate of ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"1. consume (by fire), combust (obs. or jocular), oxidize (diem, or contextual); spec, carbonize, char, scorch, sear, deflagrate, cremate, cinder (rare), ..."

3. Light and Electricity: Notes of Two Courses of Lectures Before the Royal by John Tyndall (1878)
"With a strong charge this secondary current may be caused to deflagrate a foot of thin platinum wire. 356. If the current from the secondary spiral be led ..."

4. A Text-book on Chemistry: For the Use of Schools and Colleges by Henry Draper (1868)
"The nitrates deflagrate when burned with combustible matter, as may be shown by igniting a mixture of nitre and sugar. From the solubility of all its salts, ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry ...: Designed for the Use of Schools and Academies by John Lee Comstock (1831)
"As all the nitrates deflagrate when thrown on burning charcoal, this simple test is sufficient to distinguish them from other salts. ..."

6. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1889)
"... but do not deflagrate. The solutions are yellow or brownish-yellow, becoming pale yellow on adding hydrochloric acid, but no precipitate is produced, ..."

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