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H-bomb

Syllabification: H-bomb

Definition of H-bomb in English:

noun

Another term for hydrogen bomb.
Example sentences
  • The first United States explosion of an H-bomb, or hydrogen bomb, took place in 1952.
  • Beginning in the early 1950s, atomic bombs were used as detonators for the most powerful explosives of all, thermonuclear hydrogen bombs, or H-bombs.
  • The acts on this collection grew up under the shadow of the H-bomb, the atomic bomb, the nuclear missile but were also introduced to space travel, to television, to the computer.

Origin

1950s: from H2 (denoting hydrogen) + bomb.

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