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detonator (n.)

"that which causes (something) to explode," 1820, agent noun in Latin form from detonate. For suffix, see -er (1).

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Definitions of detonator from WordNet

detonator (n.)
a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive;
Synonyms: detonating device / cap
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