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neutron bomb

n.
A nuclear bomb that produces great numbers of neutrons but little blast and thus destroys life but spares property.

neutron bomb

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a type of nuclear weapon designed to provide a high yield of neutrons but to cause little blast or long-lived radioactive contamination. The neutrons destroy all life in the target area, which theoretically can be entered relatively soon after the attack. Technical name: enhanced radiation weapon

neu′tron bomb`


n.
a nuclear weapon designed to release an intense burst of neutrons and gamma rays, with a weaker blast wave and less residual radiation than other nuclear bombs.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neutron bomb - atom bomb that produces lethal neutrons with less blast
A-bomb, atom bomb, atomic bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bomb - a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
Translations
neutronbomba

neutron bomb

nbomba al neutrone
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