Translation of detonate in Spanish:

detonate

hacer detonar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈdɛtnˌeɪt/ /ˈdɛtəneɪt/

See Spanish definition of detonar

transitive verb

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    (bomb/explosive) hacer detonar
    • If it did smash into the Earth the effect would be like detonating thousands of nuclear bombs, killing billions of people and wiping out an area the size of Europe.
    • Pakistan and India declared themselves nuclear powers after detonating atomic bombs in 1998.
    • That accord specifically prohibited countries from detonating nuclear weapons in space.
    • However, no one was injured as one of the petrol bombs detonated inside the porch and another failed to explode.
    • It was not clear whether he planned to detonate the bomb at the checkpoint or had intended to explode it at another target.
    • His task is to detonate a nuclear device in Suffolk, which will somehow scare millions into voting Labour.
    • What if a chemical weapon detonates on a crowded New England dock?
    • He reveals to Dan Jones how he detonated the sparks of controversy.
    • There is no gradualness and there are no countermeasures to a dozen nuclear warheads detonating simultaneously in U.S. cities.
    • Security measures to prevent nuclear attacks must be continued, but we cannot rely on efforts to block terrorists from detonating nuclear devices.
    • It has spurred India to go ahead publicly detonating nuclear devices.
    • However, I wonder if they are capable of making, assembling and detonating a bomb of that capacity.
    • The good news, from it standpoint of the Americans is, that means that most of that lethality is wasted if you're detonating a roadside bomb.
    • Rarely has the potential power of hip hop been so convincingly harnessed, with Chuck D's furiously articulate lyrics detonating like bombs.
    • The ‘boom’ of a bomb being detonated anywhere in the vicinity is also a sound I hope you never hear.
    • They died after a suicide car bomb detonated at their checkpoint south of the capital.
    • Previously it was thought that one car bomb had detonated, but the statement said two devices went off.
    • Restaurant workers said more than 40 diners were inside when the bomb was detonated.
    • One of the two suspects who detonated the bombs is believed to have died in the explosions and the other is still at large.
    • He was apparently waiting to be picked up by the general's official car when the first bomb was detonated by remote control.

intransitive verb

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    (bomb/explosive) detonar
    (bomb/explosive) explotar
    (bomb/explosive) estallar