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detonation

 
Noun detonation has 2 senses
  1. explosion, detonation, blowup - a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    --1 is a kind of discharge
    --1 has particulars:
     airburst; blast; backfire; big bang; blowback; fragmentation; inflation
    Derived form: verb detonate2
  2. detonation - the act of detonating an explosive
    --2 is a kind of
    explosion, burst
    --2 has particulars: percussion
    Derived form: verb detonate1
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