"detonates" in the verb sense
1. explode, detonate, blow up, set off
cause to burst with a violent release of energy
"We exploded the nuclear bomb"
2. detonate, explode, blow up
burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
"the bomb detonated at noon"
"The Molotov cocktail exploded"
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