HyperDic: atomic_bomb

English > 1 sense of the expression atomic bomb:
NOUNartifactatomic bomb, atom bomb, A-bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bomba nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
English > atomic bomb: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239).
Synonymsatom bomb, A-bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bomb
Partsplutonium trigger, plutonium pitA steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives
Narrowerclean bombAn atom bomb leaving little or no radioactive contamination
dirty bombAn atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination
neutron bombatom bomb that produces lethal neutrons with less blast
BroaderbombAn explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
nuclear weapon, atomic weaponA weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
Spanishbomba atómica, bomba de plutonio
Catalanbomba atòmica, bomba de plutoni

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