det·o·nate /ˈdɛtṇˌet, ˈdɛtəˌnet/
Det·o·nate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Detonated p. pr. & vb. n. Detonating ] To explode with a sudden report; as, niter detonates with sulphur.
Det·o·nate, v. t. To cause to explode; to cause to burn or inflame with a sudden report.
v 1: cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb" [syn: explode,
blow up, set off]
2: explode; "the bomb detonated at noon"