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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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Unlike conventional weapons, cluster bomblets survive for many years, luring little children with their ?
The United Nations Mine Action Coordination Center found the following types of American made cluster bomb submunitions: 559 M-42's, an anti-personnel bomblet that is used in 105-millimeter artillery shells, 663 M-77's, a type of submunition found in M-26 rockets, and 5 BLU-63's, a type of bomblet found in CBU-26 cluster bombs.
gt;> The US Army announced in January 2006 that as the dud rate of the M85 DPICM bomblets could not be brought below one per cent, most if not all GMLRS rockets bought in the future would be M31s.
As dangerous as the bomblets are when they explode, they can be even deadlier when they fail to detonate.
Launched from the ground or dropped from the air, cluster bombs split open before impact to scatter multiple bomblets over a wide area.
2 million bomblets throughout Lebanon, a country smaller than Connecticut.
The bomblet he stepped on shattered his right foot and injured his leg and stomach.
On top of these weapons, the Multiple Launch Rocket System battlefield artillery weapon was also deployed by US Army units and was used frequently, also with bomblet rounds.
When a bomblet explodes it disintegrates into hundreds of pieces that can kill people up to 500 feet away.
The Pipe-Bomb Mitigator (PBM) is made up of a ring and blanket system that can be rapidly placed, by one person, over any small IED, such as a pipe bomb, grenade, cluster bomblet or 1lb TNT bare charge.
Craig Appleby, 36, from Farnham in Surrey, received fatal injuries when a bomblet exploded in the south of the country on Thursday.