delayed action

delayed action
postponed operation or performance

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • delayed-action — adjective also delay action  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ 1. : tending to act or become effective only after some usually predetermined period of time 2. of an explosive projectile : detonating some time after it strikes the target …   Useful english dictionary

  • delayed action bomb — bomb that is set to explode at a specific time …   English contemporary dictionary

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