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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Origin of atom smasher

First recorded in 1935–40

Words nearby atom smasher

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British Dictionary definitions for atom smasher

atom smasher

noun

physics the nontechnical name for accelerator (def. 2)
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Scientific definitions for atom smasher

atom smasher

See particle accelerator.
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