HyperDic: nuclear_weapon

English > 1 sense of the expression nuclear weapon:
NOUNartifactnuclear weapon, atomic weapona weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
English > nuclear weapon: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction.
Synonymatomic weapon
Partsatomic warhead, nuclear warhead, thermonuclear warhead, nukeThe warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
Narroweratom bomb, atomic 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)
hydrogen bomb, H-bomb, fusion bomb, thermonuclear bombA nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
megaton bombA nuclear weapon with an explosive power equivalent to one million tons of TNT
Broaderweapon of mass destruction, WMD, W.M.D.A weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
Spanisharma nuclear
Catalanarma nuclear

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