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hibakusha

[ hee-buh-koo-shuh; Japanese hee-bah-koo-shah ]
/ 藢hi b蓹藞ku 蕛蓹; Japanese hi藞b蓱 k蕣藢蕛蓱 /
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noun, plural hi路ba路ku路shas, hi路ba路ku路sha.
a survivor of either of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945.
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Origin of hibakusha

<Japanese, equivalent to hibaku bombed (hi- suffer + baku- burst open, explode <Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese b猫i b脿o) + -sha person <Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese ch臎
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British Dictionary definitions for hibakusha

hibakusha
/ (h瑟藞b蓱藧k蕣蕛蓹) /

noun plural -sha or -shas
a survivor of either of the atomic-bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945

Word Origin for hibakusha

C20: from Japanese, from hibaku exposed + -sha -person
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