hydrogen bomb

hydrogen bomb
H-bomb H"-bomb` ([=a]ch"b[o^]mb`) n. The {hydrogen bomb}, a thermonuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of hydrogen nuclei at high temperatures to form helium. The force of its explosion may range from one to hundreds of megatons of TNT equivalent.

Syn: hydrogen bomb, fusion bomb, thermonuclear bomb. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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