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Definition 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) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for atom bomb in the sense of this definition

(atom bomb is a kind of ...) an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions

(atom bomb is a kind of ...) a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction

(... is a kind of atom bomb ) an atom bomb leaving little or no radioactive contamination

(... is a kind of atom bomb ) an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination

(... is a kind of atom bomb ) atom bomb that produces lethal neutrons with less blast

(atom bomb is a part of ...) a steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives

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