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[nah-guh-sah-kee, nag-uh-sak-ee; Japanese nah-gah-sah-kee] /ˌnɑ gəˈsɑ ki, ˌnæg əˈsæk i; Japanese ˈnɑ gɑˈsɑ ki/
a seaport on W Kyushu, in SW Japan: second military use of the atomic bomb August 9, 1945. Unabridged
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a port in SW Japan, on W Kyushu: almost completely destroyed in 1945 by the second atomic bomb dropped on Japan by the US; shipbuilding industry. Pop: 419 901 (2002 est)
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Word Origin and History for Nagasaki

Japanese city, named for its situation, from naga "long" + saki "headland, promontory."

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Nagasaki [(nah-guh-sah-kee, nag-uh-sak-ee)]

City in southern Japan; one of Japan's leading ports and shipbuilding centers.

Note: The first Japanese port to welcome Western traders in the sixteenth century, it was the only Japanese port open to the West from 1641 to 1858.
Note: Nagasaki became the second populated area to be devastated by an atomic bomb, on August 9, 1945. (See also Hiroshima.)
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