Writ of detinue(Law), one that lies against him who wrongfully detains goods or chattels delivered to him, or in possession, to recover the thing itself, or its value and damages, from the detainer. It is now in a great measure superseded by other remedies.

(Det"o*nate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Detonated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Detonating ] [L. detonare, v. i., to thunder down; de + tonare to thunder; akin to E. thunder. See Thunder, and cf. Detonize.] To explode with a sudden report; as, niter detonates with sulphur.

(Det"o*nate), v. t. To cause to explode; to cause to burn or inflame with a sudden report.

(Det"o*na`ting), a. & n. from Detonate.

Detonating gas, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report upon ignition.Detonating powder, any powder or solid substance, as fulminate of mercury, which when struck, explodes with violence and a loud report.Detonating primer, a primer exploded by a fuse; — used to explode gun cotton in blasting operations.Detonating tube, a strong tube of glass, usually graduated, closed at one end, and furnished with two wires passing through

Detestability to Devastate

(De*test`a*bil"i*ty) n. Capacity of being odious. [R.] Carlyle.

(De*test"a*ble) a. [L. detestabilis: cf. F. détestable.] Worthy of being detested; abominable; extremely hateful; very odious; deserving abhorrence; as, detestable vices.

Thou hast defiled my sanctuary will all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations.
Ezek. v. 11.

Syn. — Abominable; odious; execrable; abhorred.

(De*test"a*ble*ness), n. The quality or state of being detestable.

(De*test"a*bly), adv. In a detestable manner.

(De*tes"tate) v. t. To detest. [Obs.] Udall.

(Det`es*ta"tion) n. [L. detestatio: cf. F. détestation.] The act of detesting; extreme hatred or dislike; abhorrence; loathing.

We are heartily agreed in our detestation of civil war.

(De*test"er) n. One who detests.

(De*throne") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dethroned (-thrond"); p. pr. & vb. n. Dethroning.] [Pref. de- + throne: cf. F. détrôner; pref. dé- (L. dis-) + trône throne. See Throne.] To remove or drive from a throne; to depose; to divest of supreme authority and dignity. "The Protector was dethroned." Hume.

(De*throne"ment) n. [Cf. F. détrônement.] Deposal from a throne; deposition from regal power.

(De*thron"er) n. One who dethrones.

(De*thron`i*za"tion) n. Dethronement. [Obs.] Speed.

(De*thron"ize) v. t. [Cf. LL. dethronizare.] To dethrone or unthrone. [Obs.] Cotgrave.

(Det"i*nue) n. [OF. detinu, detenu, p. p. of detenir to detain. See Detain.] A person or thing detained; (Law) A form of action for the recovery of a personal chattel wrongfully detained.

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