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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

deflagration

Burning; the rapid combustion of a substance, attended with an extremely sudden evolution of flame and vapor.
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"If the fuel deflagrates but not does detonate, victims will be severely burned and will probably also inhale the burning fuel.
When the explosive explodes, the thermite flies and deflagrates, eventually forming a high-temperature cloud with a wide range, showing volume explosion characteristics.
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.