• WordNet 3.6
    • v deflagrate burn with great heat and intense light "the powder deflagrated"
    • v deflagrate cause to burn rapidly and with great intensity "care must be exercised when this substance is to be deflagrated"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Deflagrate (Chem) To burn with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; also, to snap and crackle with slight explosions when heated, as salt.
    • v. t Deflagrate (Chem) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deflagrate To set fire to; burn; consume: as, to deflagrate oil or spirit.
    • deflagrate To burn; burst into flame; specifically, to burn rapidly, with a sudden evolution of flame and vapor, as a mixture of charcoal and niter thrown into a red-hot crucible.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i., v.t Deflagrate def′la-grāt to burn down: to burn rapidly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. deflagratus, p. p. of deflagrare, to burn up; de-, + flagrare, to flame, burn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. deflagrārede, down, flagrāre, to burn.


In literature:

Ten millions for the only deflagrator that can provoke its explosion!
"Facing the Flag" by Jules Verne
It was during this period of deflagration and dry rot that the Eastern owners of the railroad lost heart.
"The Taming of Red Butte Western" by Francis Lynde
The salts containing nitric acid deflagrate when heated on charcoal.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
It was the native nitre of the country on which they were occupied, and the test was its deflagration.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846" by Various
By this we find that, during the above deflagration, 2 gros 1-1/3 gr.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
It deflagrates at 145 deg., and forms a characteristic cuprammonium salt.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various

In news:

0The ATEX quick sliding valve uses gas generators to close the valve if a deflagration is detected as provided with most new systems.