dirty bomb


noun

a nuclear warhead designed to produce a great amount of radioactive debris by use of a fusion core, fission trigger, and casing of uranium-238.

Nearby words

  1. dirt road,
  2. dirt-cheap,
  3. dirt-eating,
  4. dirt-poor,
  5. dirty,
  6. dirty joke,
  7. dirty linen,
  8. dirty look, give a,
  9. dirty old man,
  10. dirty one's hands

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British Dictionary definitions for dirty bomb

dirty bomb

noun

informal a bomb made from nuclear waste combined with conventional explosives that is capable of spreading radioactive material over a very wide area
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