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bomb

Computers
An abnormal termination of a program being executed, which requires that the computer be rebooted.
 
Drug slang
A regional street term for a large quantity of various drugs of abuse—e.g., crack, heroin, or a large marijuana cigarette.
 
Military noun
A device designed to cause physical damage to a specified area, by exploding on impact or when a particular event occurs—e.g., being moved, or on a timer.

verb To attack an opponent with (aerial) bombs.
 
Popular psychology
See Time bomb.

Radiation oncology
A container formerly used to store radioactive materials (e.g., radium) for future use in radiotherapy.

Vox populi
The significance of the word bomb may depend on whether the speaker uses the indefinite article—e.g., “a bomb”, which means that the subject matter is awful— or the definite article—e.g., “the bomb”, which means that the subject matter is cool, fashionable or exciting.

bomb

Military medicine A device designed to cause physical damage to a specified area, by exploding on impact or when a particular event occurs–eg, being moved. See B-61, Dirty bomb, Genetic bomb Popular psychology See Time bomb.

bomb

A radioactive source held in a container for the purpose of RADIOTHERAPY.
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According to Ouchi, the bomb was found with a functional detonator, which means that the bomb still has potential to explode.
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Nations are joining the nuclear club with unnerving regularity, others are suspected of having ambitions to do so, and dozens more have enough uranium and plutonium on hand to build at least a few Hiroshima-size bombs.
If you could stop a bomb from killing I million Manhattanites at the cost of your own life, would you do it?
But denial-of-service attacks can also be launched from within schools, as illustrated by a case in another New York district, where an assistant principal used e-mail bombs to harass individuals and higher education institutions for a three-year period.
Intoxicated by its newfound power, prestige, and prosperity," the United States became accustomed to living with, if not actually loving, the bomb.
I return to the Jewish refugees, the atom bomb, and the Holocaust insofar as they impinged on my life that summer of 1945.
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Ed Nordskog of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department bomb squad.