detonative

ADJECTIVE
  1. exploding almost instantaneously
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How To Use detonative In A Sentence

  • The tube is then subjected to a detonative shock from a high explosive donor charge.
  • This results in the stratification of differing concentrations of combustible material within the combustion chambers which is particularly suited to create detonative combustion within the wave rotor.
  • At last inquisitive Whitman a modern epic, detonative Allen Ginsberg
  • I offer James's recourse to metaphors of the mystical as an additional, radical instance of the detonative effect of James's philosophical discourse.
  • ANDERSON: How easy is it effectively to devise an explosive, once you get on the plane and you have some sort of detonative device as well? CNN Transcript Aug 10, 2006
  • The landscape Predergast surveys is a familiar one, and though his isn't a detonative mind, his understanding of the body as image and form of branding, and fixation with the way people hide behind masks, enriches Hancock has taken some punches - okay, a lot of punches - but it does have its champions. GreenCine Daily
  • Suggestion was made that the energy being produced during detonative combustion can be utilized for useful work, e.g. rock mining in a quarry.
  • Picric acid, when heated, burns with a luminous and smoky flame, and may be burnt away in large quantity without explosion; but the mere contact of certain metallic oxides, with picric acid, in the presence of heat, develops powerful explosives, which are capable of acting as detonators to an indefinite amount of the acid, wet or dry, which is within reach of their detonative influence. Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise
  • The Buccaneers weren't a poor rushing offense in 2008, coming in at 15th in total rushing yards, but they lacked a detonative element, averaging just 4.1 yards per carry - good for Fanball Fantasy Football News - Newsbreakers
  • There are 11 achievements to be obtained amidst the detonative fun. IGN PC
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