dirty bomb(redirected from Dirty nuke)
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an explosive device that disperses radioactive material over a wide area, contaminating land, buildings, and people. Its purpose is to cause fear and to make an area unusable for a long time.
dir·ty bomb(dĭr'tē bom)
A mass-casualty weapon that combines some sort of radioactive material with conventional explosives.
A weapon that disperses into the environment low-level radioactive material bonded to a conventional explosive.