[ at-uhm-bom ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to bomb (a target) with an atomic bomb.

verb (used without object)
  1. to atom-bomb a target.

Origin of atom-bomb

First recorded in 1940–45

Words Nearby atom-bomb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use atom-bomb in a sentence

  • An atom bomb would destroy aliens and their ship together—and we want the ship.

    Operation Terror | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • If there were mobile carriers of the invasion weapon, then victory could not be had by a single atom bomb fired into Boulder Lake.

    Operation Terror | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • I know about the atom bomb planted somewhere around, and I know I'm talking for my life.

    The Invaders | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • But since the atom bomb, many scientists had been forced to look at the ethics of their profession.

    Forever | Robert Sheckley