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Hiroshima

[ heer-oh-shee-muh, hi-roh-shuh-muh; Japanese hee-raw-shee-mah ]

noun

  1. a seaport on SW Honshu, in SW Japan: first military use of atomic bomb August 6, 1945.


Hiroshima

/ ˌhɪrɒˈʃiːmə; hɪˈrɒʃɪmə /

noun

  1. a port in SW Japan, on SW Honshu on the delta of the Ota River: largely destroyed on August 6, 1945, by the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare, dropped by the US, which killed over 75 000 of its inhabitants. Pop: 1 113 786 (2002 est)


Hiroshima

1
  1. A Japanese city on which the United States dropped the first atomic bomb (see also atomic bomb ) used in warfare, on August 6, 1945. After the devastation of the bombing, Hiroshima was largely rebuilt.


Hiroshima

2
  1. City on the southwest coast of Honshu Island, Japan ; a commercial and industrial center.

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Notes

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb (see also atomic bomb ) ever dropped on a populated area. Followed by the bombing of Nagasaki , on August 9, this show of Allied strength hastened the surrender of Japan in World War II .
Many survivors of these bombings have suffered from a variety of diseases caused by radiation , such as leukemia .

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Example Sentences

One of those interviews led to a meeting with survivors — which, in turn, led to his family traveling to memorial ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The blast was around 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

As we spoke about our “encounters” in Hiroshima, something left me puzzled.

In a little over an hour and a half, we arrived at the station in Hiroshima, and 10 minutes later we were standing before my first Hibakujumoku.

In the chaos of 2020, the lessons of Hiroshima — it seems — have been forgotten.

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I remember H. Jon Benjamin told me it was a way-too-late apology for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Not so long ago, Neil Young had come up to the tar sands and compared the devastation to Hiroshima.

The book is based on the life of Sadako Sasaki, a little girl in Hiroshima sickened by radiation.

Needless to say, I never expected to know a survivor of Hiroshima, let alone have her sing me “Happy Birthday.”

At that point, Yuji and his father asked if I would consider attending the annual memorial ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The selfsame situation fifteen years ago as the Bomb fell upon Hiroshima.

Oldsters, in whom the term "atomic energy" produced semantic reactions associated with Hiroshima.

The Hiroshima also tried to ram in her turn, leaving the stricken Kau-ling for that purpose; but she also was too late.

None of the rather fantastic things you predict followed Hiroshima, Nagasaki or Bikini.

This discrete or precise nature of applying force differentiates this from Hiroshima and Massive Destruction examples.

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