deflagration


deflagration

verb (used with or without object), def·la·grat·ed, def·la·grat·ing.

  1. to burn, especially suddenly and violently.

verb

  1. to burn or cause to burn with great heat and light
n.

c.1600, from Latin deflagrationem (nominative deflagratio) “a burning up, conflagration,” noun of action from past participle stem of deflagrare, from de- (see de-) + flagrare (see flagrant).

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