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atom′ic bomb′


n.
1. a bomb whose potency is derived from nuclear fission of atoms of fissionable material with the consequent conversion of part of their mass into energy.
2. a bomb whose explosive force comes from a chain reaction based on nuclear fission in U-235 or plutonium.
Also called A-bomb, atom bomb.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atom 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)atom 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)
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
clean bomb - an atom bomb leaving little or no radioactive contamination
dirty bomb - an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination
neutron bomb - atom bomb that produces lethal neutrons with less blast
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
plutonium pit, plutonium trigger - a steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives
Translations
قُنْبُلَة ذَرِّيَّةقُنْبُلَه ذَرِّيه
atomová bomba
atombombe
ydinpommi
atomska bomba
原子爆弾
원자 폭탄
atombomb
ระเบิดปรมาณู
bom nguyên tử

atom bomb

nAtombombe f

atom

(ˈӕtəm) noun
1. the smallest part of an element.
2. anything very small. There's not an atom of truth in what she says.
aˈtomic (-ˈto-) adjective
atom(ic) bomb
a bomb using atomic energy.
atomic energy
very great energy obtained by breaking up the atoms of some substances.
atomic power
power (for making electricity etc) obtained from atomic energy.

atom bomb

قُنْبُلَة ذَرِّيَّة atomová bomba atombombe Atombombe ατομική βόμβα bomba atómica ydinpommi bombe atomique atomska bomba bomba atomica 原子爆弾 원자 폭탄 atoombom atombombe bomba atomowa bomba atómica, bomba atômica атомная бомба atombomb ระเบิดปรมาณู atom bombası bom nguyên tử 原子弹
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