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Eniwetok

[en-uh-wee-tok, uh-nee-wi-tok]
noun
  1. an atoll in the NW Marshall Islands: atomic and hydrogen bomb tests 1947–52.
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Enewetak

or En·i·we·tok

[en-uh-wee-tok, uh-nee-wi-tok]
noun
  1. an atoll in the central Pacific Ocean, in the Marshall Islands: atomic bomb tests 1947–62.
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Historical Examples

  • The first of these surveys was conducted near Eniwetok and Bikini.

    Atoms, Nature, and Man

    Neal O. Hines

  • This transformation has been brought to pass in the seven years from Alamogordo to Eniwetok.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for eniwetok

Eniwetok

noun
  1. 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
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Enewetak

noun
  1. the official name for Eniwetok
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