bombogenesis

noun
bom·​bo·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌbäm-(ˌ)bō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce bombogenesis (audio) , ˌbäm-bə- \

Definition of bombogenesis

meteorology
: rapid intensification of a storm caused by a sudden and significant drop in atmospheric pressure : the development or intensification of a bomb cyclone A cyclone is a low pressure system and a bombogenesis occurs when a storm intensifies, rapidly losing 24 millibars of pressure in 24 hours.— David Epstein

First Known Use of bombogenesis

1989, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bombogenesis

bomb entry 1 (in bomb cyclone) + -o- + genesis

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“Bombogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bombogenesis. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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