deflagrant

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deflagrant (comparative more deflagrant, superlative most deflagrant)

  1. That burns with intense light and heat.
    • 2003 Allan M. Williams - The Knight and the Blast Furnace
      Gunpowder is a deflagrant (ie rapidly-burning) mixture of a solid fuel such as charcoal with a solid oxidising agent - the only one available up to the late 18th century was saltpetre.

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VerbEdit

dēflagrant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of dēflagrō
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