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fire·bomb

 (fīr′bŏm′)
n.
A bomb used to start a fire; an incendiary bomb.
v. fire·bombed, fire·bomb·ing, fire·bombs
v.tr.
To attack (a target) with a firebomb.
v.intr.
To launch an attack against a target, using a firebomb.

fire′bomb′er n.

firebomb

(ˈfaɪəˌbɒm)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) another name for incendiary6
vb
(tr) to attack with incendiary bombs
ˈfireˌbomber n

fire•bomb

(ˈfaɪərˌbɒm)

n.
1. an explosive device with incendiary effects.
v.t.
2. to attack with firebombs.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firebomb - a bomb that is designed to start firesfirebomb - a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
Verb1.firebomb - attack with incendiary bombs; "The rioters fire-bombed the stores"
bomb, bombard - throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"
Translations

firebomb

[ˈfaɪəbɒm]
A. Nbomba f incendiaria
B. VTcolocar una bomba incendiaria en (Aer) → bombardear con bombas incendiarias

firebomb

[ˈfaɪərbɒm]
vt [+ building, vehicle, place] → lancer une bombe incendiaire sur
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The mother of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, who was killed when suspected Jewish extremists firebombed his house, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday night, said the Israeli hospital where she was cared for and her family.
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