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bombogenesis

[ bom-boh-jen-uh-sis, bom-oh‐ ]
/ ˌbɒm boʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌbɒm oʊ‐ /
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noun Meteorology.

the process that occurs during a 24-hour period when the atmospheric pressure of an extratropical cyclone drops with enough intensity to produce explosive cyclogenesis: The 77 inches of snow that fell that one day in Maine is an example of a low-pressure system that underwent bombogenesis—indeed, the intensification was extremely rapid!

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Origin of bombogenesis

First recorded in 2000–05; bomb + -o- + -genesis
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