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de·fla·gra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deflagrationnoun

    combustion that propagates through a gas or along the surface of an explosive at a rapid rate driven by the transfer of heat

Wiktionary

  1. deflagrationnoun

    The act of deflagrating; an intense fire; a conflagration or explosion. Specifically, combustion that spreads subsonically via thermal conduction.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deflagrationnoun

    A term frequently made use of in chymistry, for setting fire to several things in their preparation; as in making Æthiops with fire, with sal prunellæ, and many others. John Quincy

    Etymology: deflagratio, Latin.

    The true reason, therefore, why that paper is not burned by the flame that plays about it, seems to be, that the aqueous part of the spirit of wine, being imbibed by the paper, keeps it so moist, that the flame of the sulphureous parts of the same spirit cannot fasten on it; and therefore, when the deflagration is over, you shall always find the paper moist; and sometimes we have found it so moist, that the flame of a candle would not readily light it. Boyle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deflagrationnoun

    a burning up; conflagration

  2. Deflagrationnoun

    the act or process of deflagrating

  3. Etymology: [L. deflagratio: cf. F. dflagration.]

Freebase

  1. Deflagration

    Deflagration is a term describing subsonic combustion propagating through heat transfer; hot burning material heats the next layer of cold material and ignites it. Most "fire" found in daily life, from flames to explosions, is deflagration. Deflagration is different from detonation, which is supersonic and propagates through shock. Deflagration is a rapid high energy release combustion event that propagates through a gas or an explosive material at subsonic speeds, driven by the transfer of heat.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Deflagration

    The explosive or violent volatilizing and dissipating of a substance by heat, violent oxidation and similar means. It may be applied among other things to the destroying of a conductor by an intense current, or the volatilization of any material by the electric arc.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deflagration in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deflagration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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