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Oppenheimer

[op-uh n-hahy-mer]
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noun
  1. J(ulius) Robert,1904–67, U.S. nuclear physicist.
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  • "Well, cut out my tongue and call me Oppenheimer," he exclaimed.

  • And Betty, if she agrees, says "Oppenheimer," and we understand each other and pass on.

    The Charm of Ireland

    Burton Egbert Stevenson

  • Why should one wish to grasp Drs. Oppenheimer and Gottlieb by the hand?

    Shandygaff

    Christopher Morley

  • I hope to live to grasp Drs. Oppenheimer and Gottlieb by the hand.

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    Christopher Morley

  • But Oppenheimer, enraptured with my tales, remained a sceptic to the end.


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Oppenheimer

noun
  1. J (ulius) Robert. 1904–67, US nuclear physicist. He was director of the Los Alamos laboratory (1943–45), which produced the first atomic bomb. He opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb (1949) and in 1953 was alleged to be a security risk. He was later exonerated
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Oppenheimer

[ŏpən-hī′mər]
  1. American physicist who directed the Los Alamos, New Mexico, laboratory during the development of the first atomic bomb (1942-1945). After World War II, he became an advocate for the peaceful use of atomic energy and opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb.
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