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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [eych bom]
    • /eɪtʃ bɒm/
    • /ˈeɪtʃ.bɒm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eych bom]
    • /eɪtʃ bɒm/

Definitions of h-bomb word

  • noun h-bomb hydrogen bomb. 1
  • countable noun h-bomb An H-bomb is a bomb in which energy is released from hydrogen atoms. 0
  • noun h-bomb hydrogen bomb 0

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Origin of h-bomb

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1945-50

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Parts of speech for H-bomb


h-bomb popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for h-bomb

noun h-bomb

  • atomic bomb — An atomic bomb or an atom bomb is a bomb that causes an explosion by a sudden release of energy that results from splitting atoms.
  • a-bomb — An A-bomb is an atomic bomb.
  • nuclear bomb — atomic explosive
  • nuclear weapon — an explosive device whose destructive potential derives from the release of energy that accompanies the splitting or combining of atomic nuclei.
  • nuke — a nuclear or thermonuclear weapon.

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