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atomic bomb

noun

: a bomb that produces an extremely powerful explosion when atoms are split apart

Full Definition of ATOMIC BOMB

1
:  a bomb whose violent explosive power is due to the sudden release of energy resulting from the splitting of nuclei of a heavy chemical element (as plutonium or uranium) by neutrons in a very rapid chain reaction —called also atom bomb
2
:  a nuclear weapon (as a hydrogen bomb)

First Known Use of ATOMIC BOMB

1917

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