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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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