Meaning of deflagrator in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɛfləˌɡreɪtə/


dated Chemistry

See deflagrate

‘Robert Hare invented the deflagrator for the production of high levels of electric current.’
  • ‘Among his inventions were the oxyhydrogen blowpipe, an electric furnace, and a deflagrator, and his research included work on salts.’
  • ‘The fulgurator was a sort of auto-propulsive engine, of peculiar construction, charged with an explosive composed of new substances and which only produced its effect under the action of a deflagrator that was also new.’
  • ‘I regret this, as the inventor will be the object of pressing solicitations, and as Engineer Serko will employ every means in his power to obtain the composition of the explosive and deflagrator, of which he will make such detestable use during future piratical exploits.’