neutron bomb

noun

Definition of neutron bomb

: a nuclear bomb designed to produce lethal neutrons but less blast and fire damage than other nuclear bombs

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1959

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neutron bomb

Definition of neutron bomb for English Language Learners

  • : a nuclear bomb that releases very large amounts of radiation


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