atomic weapon

a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
Syn: ↑nuclear weapon
Hypernyms: ↑weapon of mass destruction, ↑WMD, ↑W.M.D.
Part Meronyms: ↑atomic warhead, ↑nuclear warhead, ↑thermonuclear warhead, ↑nuke

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atomic weapon,
any weapon utilizing nuclear fission or fusion as its destructive force.

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