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neu'tron bomb"




a nuclear bomb designed to release radiation consisting mainly of neutrons, thus causing extensive loss of life but relatively little damage to buildings and property and only brief radioactive contamination. Also called neu'tron radia'tion weap"on, N-bomb.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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