fusion bomb


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fusion bomb

n.
A nuclear bomb, especially a hydrogen bomb, that derives its released energy principally from fusion reactions among light nuclei.

fusion bomb

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a type of bomb in which most of the energy is provided by nuclear fusion, esp the fusion of hydrogen isotopes. Also called: thermonuclear bomb or fission-fusion bomb See also hydrogen bomb

hy′drogen bomb`


n.
a bomb, more powerful than an atomic bomb, that derives its explosive energy from the thermonuclear fusion reaction of hydrogen isotopes. Also called H-bomb.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fusion bomb - a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
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