A-bomb

All possible synonyms of the word A-bomb as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Atom bomb, atomic bomb, A-bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bomb

Definition

  • 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)

Synonyms

  • atom bomb
  • atomic bomb
  • A-bomb
  • fission bomb
  • plutonium bomb

Hypernyms

  • nuclear weapon, atomic weapon: a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
  • bomb: an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions

Hyponyms

  • clean bomb: an atom bomb leaving little or no radioactive contamination
  • dirty bomb: an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination
  • neutron bomb: atom bomb that produces lethal neutrons with less blast

Part metromyms

  • plutonium trigger, plutonium pit: a steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives

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