Dictionary.com

bombogenesis

[ bom-boh-jen-uh-sis, bom-oh‐ ]
/ ˌbɒm boʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌbɒm oʊ‐ /
Save This Word!

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!
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of bombogenesis

First recorded in 2000–05; bomb + -o- + -genesis
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
FEEDBACK