Eniwetok

[ en-uh-wee-tok, uh-nee-wi-tok ]
/ ˌɛn əˈwi tɒk, əˈni wɪˌtɒk /
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noun

an atoll in the NW Marshall Islands: atomic and hydrogen bomb tests 1947–52.

Enewetak

or En·i·we·tok

[ en-uh-wee-tok, uh-nee-wi-tok ]
/ ˌɛn əˈwi tɒk, əˈni wɪˌtɒk /

noun

an atoll in the central Pacific Ocean, in the Marshall Islands: atomic bomb tests 1947–62.
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British Dictionary definitions for eniwetok

Eniwetok

/ (ˌɛnəˈwiːtɒk, əˈniːwɪˌtɔːk) /

noun

an atoll in the W Pacific Ocean, in the NW Marshall Islands: taken by the US from Japan in 1944; became a naval base and later a testing ground for atomic weapons. Pop: 820 (1999 est)Official name: Enewetak

Enewetak

/ (ˌɛnəˈweɪtɒk, əˈniːwɛˌtɔːk) /

noun

the official name for Eniwetok
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