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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  H-bomb \H"-bomb`\ ([=a]ch"b[o^]mb`) n.
     The {hydrogen bomb}, a thermonuclear weapon that releases
     atomic energy by union of hydrogen nuclei at high
     temperatures to form helium. The force of its explosion may
     range from one to hundreds of megatons of TNT equivalent.
  


     Syn: hydrogen bomb, fusion bomb, thermonuclear bomb.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  H-bomb
       n : a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of
           light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form
           helium [syn: {hydrogen bomb}, {fusion bomb}, {thermonuclear
           bomb}]

















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