Definition of Detonative

1. Adjective. Exploding almost instantaneously.

Similar to: Explosive
Derivative terms: Detonate, Detonate



Definition of Detonative

1. Adjective. (context: of an explosive or ordnance) That is liable to detonate spontaneously ¹

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Definition of Detonative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Detonative

detinue
detinues
detitanation
detonabilities
detonability
detonable
detonatable
detonate
detonated
detonates
detonating
detonating device
detonating fuse
detonation
detonations
detonative (current term)
detonator
detonators
detonization
detonizations
detonize
detonized
detonizes
detonizing
detorsion
detorsions
detort
detorted
detorting
detortion

Literary usage of Detonative

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1. Discoveries and Inventions of the Nineteenth Century by Robert Routledge (1903)
"Some experiments illustrating the extraordinary force of the detonative explosions of gun-cotton and nitro-glycerine will give the reader an idea of t 'cir ..."

2. The Colliery Manager's Handbook: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Laying-out by Caleb Pamely (1898)
"6 (ie, the detonator or electric detonator fuze to be used shall possess an effective detonative strength as great as, or greater than, ..."

3. Mining: An Elementary Treatise on the Getting of Minerals by Arnold Lupton (1904)
"6 (ie, the detonator or electric detonator fuze to be used shall possess an effective detonative strength as great as, or greater than, ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Institution of Great Britain (1882)
"T substance is more susceptible to the detonative power of fulminate than ... From 20 to I are required if the detonative agent is confined in a thi: wood, ..."

5. Journal of the United States Artillery by Coast Artillery Training Center (U.S.) (1897)
"The detonative form of explosion adapts a compound to disruptive or shattering ... whether as a combustive or a detonative compound, is very largely ..."

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