• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Detonization The act of detonizing; detonation.
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In literature:

Then I heard a roar and felt reverberations sent through the water by the detonation.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
Thunderstorms drove up, shattering the hush of the land with ponderous detonations, assaulting them with fierce bursts of rain.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
There he waited behind the steel-bound door for the coming detonation.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
So Gard's hosts pursued the tenor of their ways as if that detonating night had witnessed nothing.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
A push of the plunger, a detonation, and a wait of long moments; it accomplished nothing, and the pumping went on.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
For fully an hour the detonations continued as the depth-bombs were discharged.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
There was a blinding flash, a detonation, and the man who held it staggered back.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Immediately, Jorisson sent his missile up to join them and detonated it.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
The noise of the awful detonations lessened markedly.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
Considering what's in that handbag, it's not at all likely it will detonate if we brightly hand it to you and let you start pressing.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz

In poetry:

He it is who calmly walks his
Walk beneath the silver moon;
He it is who boldly cocks his
Detonating musketoon.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Invisible evil, deprived and bold.
All day the clock will metronome
Your gallant fear; the needles clicking,
The heels detonating the stair's cavern
"Prelude To An Evening" by John Crowe Ransom
Surface calm and calm act mask the detonating fear,
the moving crayfish claw, the stare
of sunfish hovering above the cloud-stained sand,
a sucker nudging cans, the grinning maskinonge.
"Underwater Autumn" by Richard F Hugo
It detonated. Nature, God, mankind
Like sulphur, nitre, charcoal, once Blended, in one annihilation blind
Were rent into a myriad of suns.
Yea! all the mighty fabric of a Mind
Stood in the abyss,
Belching a Law for "That" more awful than for "This."
"The Garden of Janus" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

The arrest of a man suspected of planning to build and detonate a " dirty bomb " in the United States has heightened concerns about the availability of radioactive materials to potential terrorists.
Experts discuss the arrest of a man with alleged plans to build and detonate a radioactive " dirty bomb " and what would be the likely affect of an attack.
A report from Kwame Holman on the arrest of a man in the US who allegedly planned to build and detonate a radioactive " dirty bomb .".
In 'The Long Walk,' Brian Castner tells the story of his three tours of duty in the Middle East, spending his days disarming improvised explosive devices and collecting those that already detonated.
A law enforcement official says federal authorities have detonated one small explosive and disarmed another.
Federal authorities detonated one small explosive and disarmed another inside Holmes' apartment with a device that emits a shock wave and water, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
Federal authorities detonated one small explosive and disarmed another inside Holmes' apartment, but several other explosive devices remained, said Aurora police Sgt Cassidee Carlson.
Experts entered the apartment and began to disarm the trip wires one by one to render them harmless, hoping not to detonate anything that could eliminate evidence against the suspect or information about a motive.
Device reportedly had remote control detonator.
Attorney General Eric Holder said the weekend attempt to detonate a car bomb in Times Square was aimed at murdering innocent Americans.
It's easy to describe what writer- director Todd Haynes does in Velvet Goldmine as a swooningly sexy tribute to the rude boys in mascara and heels who detonated the musical and sexual explosion of Seventies glam rock.
Air Force said it has detonated the last known explosives on a former bombing range on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation .
The 38-year-old Army and Marine veteran returned to Sacramento in 2008 after he was badly injured in Iraq in a vehicle detonation.
A dump truck moves earth at the site of the North Grounds Connector just before the detonation of rock-breaking explosive charges Thursday, June 9.
It uses a virtual machine system to copy files and detonate them in a virtual sand box .

In science:

We therefore discuss two models that are very distinct in the explosion characteristics and in the resulting structure of the ejecta—a delayed detonation of a Chandrasekhar-mass WD and a merger of two WDs with a total of 2 M⊙ .
Constraining Type Ia supernova models: SN 2011fe as a test case
Another applications of the shock theory to heavy ion collisions has been considerations of the deflagration and detonation shocks, propagating from the system’s edge inward .
Shocks in Quark-Gluon Plasmas
Guillochon et al. (2010) predict that Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities in the accretion stream can lead to the detonation of a surface helium layer on a CO WD and perhaps the detonation of the WD itself, a potential mechanism to initiate a Type Ia supernova from binary WD mergers.
The ELM Survey. IV. 24 White Dwarf Merger Systems
Dan et al. (2011) show that the ratio of the triple-α burning timescale to the dynamical timescale is of order unity for the simulations that lead to a surface detonation.
The ELM Survey. IV. 24 White Dwarf Merger Systems
Hence, surface detonations through Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities in the accretion stream are unlikely for our merging ELM WD targets.
The ELM Survey. IV. 24 White Dwarf Merger Systems