multimegaton

adjective

mul·​ti·​mega·​ton ˌməl-tē-ˈme-gə-ˌtən How to pronounce multimegaton (audio)
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: being or producing an explosive force of many megatons
The United States tested a multimegaton H-bomb, and so the Soviet Union developed its own H-bomb, and schoolchildren from Minneapolis to Minsk cowered under their desks.Michael Nesset

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multimegaton was in 1954

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“Multimegaton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multimegaton. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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