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Noun: atom bomb  'a-tum,bóm
  1. A nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
    - atomic bomb, A-bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bomb
Verb: atom-bomb  'a-tum,bóm
  1. Bomb with atomic weapons
    - nuke

Derived forms: atom-bombing, atom bombs, atom-bombs

Type of: atomic weapon, bomb, bombard, nuclear weapon

Encyclopedia: Atom bomb