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deflagrate

[def-luh-greyt] /ˈdɛf ləˌgreɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), deflagrated, deflagrating.
1.
to burn, especially suddenly and violently.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin dēflagrātus (past participle of dēflagrāre to burn down), equivalent to dē- de- + flagr(āre) to burn + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
deflagrable, adjective
deflagrability, noun
deflagration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deflagration

deflagrate

/ˈdɛfləˌɡreɪt; ˈdiː-/
verb
1.
to burn or cause to burn with great heat and light
Derived Forms
deflagration, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin dēflagrāre, from de- + flagrāre to burn
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Word Origin and History for deflagration
deflagration
c.1600, from L. deflagrationem, noun of action from deflagrare, from de- + flagrare (see flagrant).
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