su·​per·​bomb ˌsü-pər-ˈbäm How to pronounce superbomb (audio)
plural superbombs
: an extremely powerful bomb
specifically : hydrogen bomb
In July 1941 the committee reported that a superbomb could be made with isotopically separated uranium-235. Robert L. Weber

Examples of superbomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By January 1961, when Kennedy took office, plans for a lesser superbomb had grown more detailed. New York Times, 30 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superbomb was in 1915

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“Superbomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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