[ fahyuh r-bom ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌbɒm /
an explosive device with incendiary effects.
verb (used with object)
to attack with a firebomb or firebombs.
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British Dictionary definitions for firebomb
/ (ˈfaɪəˌbɒm) /
another name for incendiary (def. 6)
(tr) to attack with incendiary bombs
Derived forms of firebombfirebomber, noun
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