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delayed-action

[dih-leyd-ak-shuh n] /dɪˈleɪdˈæk ʃən/
adjective
1.
(of an explosive projectile) exploding some time after hitting the target.
Also, delay-action
[dih-ley-ak-shuh n] /dɪˈleɪˈæk ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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