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English noun: A-bomb

1. A-bomb (artifact) 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)


Synonymsatom bomb, atomic bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bomb


Broader (hypernym)atomic weapon, bomb, nuclear weapon


Narrower (hyponym)clean bomb, dirty bomb, neutron bomb


Part holonymplutonium pit, plutonium trigger









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