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Word Nerd: Deflagrate

Deflagrate means to burn suddenly and usually violently. Deflagrate derives from the Latin verb flagrare (to burn) and the prefix de (down or away) so deflagrate is literally to burn down or away. Deflagrate may be a rather simple word, but the actual act of combustion that occurs when something deflagrates is complex and beautiful… Continue reading Word Nerd: Deflagrate