- an atoll in the NW Marshall Islands: atomic and hydrogen bomb tests 1947–52.
- an atoll in the central Pacific Ocean, in the Marshall Islands: atomic bomb tests 1947–62.
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The first of these surveys was conducted near Eniwetok and Bikini.
This transformation has been brought to pass in the seven years from Alamogordo to Eniwetok.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman
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Eniwetok offers an instance of the toughness of an animal population exposed both to direct and long-range radiological impact.
In that year, too, tests were made at Eniwetok preliminary to the detonation of the first thermonuclear device.
- 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
- the official name for Eniwetok