Sentence Examples


  • This will detonate a muted explosion that results in a perfect strike.
  • Guncotton in an air-dry state, whether in the original form or after grinding to pulp and compressing, burns with very great rapidity but does not detonate unless confined.
  • As the quantity of contained water increases it becomes difficult or even impossible to detonate by an ordinary blow.
  • It is very difficult to detonate by percussion.
  • Guncotton containing more than 15% of water is uninflammable, may be compressed or worked without danger and is much more difficult to detonate by a fulminate.