Sentence Examples with the word detonate

A small charge of dry guncotton will, however, detonate the wet material, and this peculiarity is made use of in the employment of guncotton for blasting purposes.

Guncotton in an air-dry state, whether in the original form or after grinding to pulp and compressing, burns with very great rapidity but does not detonate unless confined.

As the quantity of contained water increases it becomes difficult or even impossible to detonate by an ordinary blow.

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It is very difficult to detonate by percussion.