detonating

present participle of detonate
as in exploding
to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure the bomb detonated with a thunder that could be heard for blocks in all directions

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“Detonating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/detonating. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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