What is another word for atomic bomb?

Pronunciation: [ɐtˈɒmɪk bˈɒm] (IPA)

The atomic bomb was a catastrophic and devastating weapon deployed during World War II. This weapon's horrendous destructive power has made it an infamous subject in history. The use of atomic bombs changed the course of world history forever. While the term "atomic bomb" is commonly used, there are other terms synonymous with this explosive. Some other names for atomic bombs include nuclear bomb, A-bomb, atom bomb, and atomic weapon. These terms describe the same weapon of mass destruction, although the words' connotations may differ. Regardless of the name used, the destructive aftermath of an atomic explosion echoes through history.

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What are the hypernyms for Atomic bomb?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Atomic bomb

  • World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
    Stephen Ambrose
  • In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war. It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden. The damage is far greater than photographs can show.
    Wilfred Burchett
  • The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.
    Herbert Hoover
  • The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons, but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky.
    Lyndon B. Johnson
  • My piece in One World or None was the description of the effect of a single atomic bomb on New York City.
    Philip Morrison

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