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hydrogen bomb


: a bomb that produces an extremely powerful and destructive explosion when hydrogen atoms unite

Full Definition of HYDROGEN BOMB

:  a bomb whose violent explosive power is due to the sudden release of atomic energy resulting from the fusion of light nuclei (as of hydrogen atoms) at very high temperature and pressure to form helium nuclei

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HYDROGEN BOMB Defined for Kids

hydrogen bomb


Definition of HYDROGEN BOMB for Kids

:  a bomb whose great power is due to the sudden release of energy when the central portions of hydrogen atoms unite


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