neutron bomb
noun Date: 1959 a nuclear bomb designed to produce lethal neutrons but less blast and fire damage than other nuclear bombs

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • neutron bomb — neutron bombs N COUNT A neutron bomb is a nuclear weapon that is designed to kill people and animals without a large explosion and without destroying buildings or causing serious radioactive pollution …   English dictionary

  • neutron bomb — neutron .bomb n a type of ↑nuclear bomb that kills people but is not intended to cause much damage to buildings, roads etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • neutron bomb — neutron ,bomb noun count a nuclear bomb designed to kill people with strong RADIATION but to cause little damage to buildings …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • neutron bomb — ► NOUN ▪ a nuclear weapon that produces large numbers of neutrons rather than heat or blast, causing harm to life but not property …   English terms dictionary

  • neutron bomb — ☆ neutron bomb n. a small thermonuclear warhead for battlefield use, that would release large numbers of neutrons intended to disable or kill enemy soldiers without destroying buildings, vehicles, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Neutron bomb — A neutron bomb or enhanced radiation weapon (ERW) or weapon of reinforced radiation is a type of thermonuclear weapon designed specifically to release a large portion of its energy as energetic neutron radiation rather than explosive energy.… …   Wikipedia

  • neutron bomb — a nuclear bomb designed to release radiation consisting mainly of neutrons, thus causing extensive loss of life but relatively little damage to buildings and property and only brief radioactive contamination. Also called neutron radiation weapon …   Universalium

  • neutron bomb — noun atom bomb that produces lethal neutrons with less blast (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑atom bomb, ↑atomic bomb, ↑A bomb, ↑fission bomb, ↑plutonium bomb * * * noun, pl ⋯ bombs [count] : a nuclear bomb that releases very large amounts of radiation *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • neutron bomb — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms neutron bomb : singular neutron bomb plural neutron bombs a nuclear bomb designed to kill people with strong radiation but to cause little damage to buildings …   English dictionary

  • neutron bomb — noun An atomic bomb that produces a greater amount of neutrons, and a lesser amount of blast; the intention being to destroy life but not infrastructure …   Wiktionary

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