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deflagration

[‚def·lə′grā·shən]
(chemistry)
A chemical reaction accompanied by vigorous evolution of heat, flame, sparks, or spattering of burning particles.

deflagration

Burning; the rapid combustion of a substance, attended with an extremely sudden evolution of flame and vapor.
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Critics have also raised concerns about the danger of using sodium, which deflagrates in the air, as a coolant and about the deterioration of facilities that have been unused for a prolonged period.
A meteor or "shooting star" is produced when an interplanetary dust particle (meteoroid) enters the Earth's atmosphere and deflagrates, leaving a train of excited and ionized particles along its path.
A meteor or 'shooting star' is produced when an interplanetary dust particle (meteoroid) enters the Earth's atmosphere and deflagrates, leaving a train of excited and ionized particles along its path.