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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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As a result of the collateral damage and international condemnation, and ahead of a potential new conflict with Hizbollah, the IDF has decided to evaluate the M85 bomblet manufactured by the government-owned Israeli Military Industries (IMI)," The Jerusalem Post reported.
It is thought that around 30 per cent of bomblets failed to explode on impact, and over two-thirds of the country is still contaminated.
Japan should also announce plans to contribute to removing unexploded bomblets and aid victims of cluster munitions.
If someone designed a cluster bomb whose bomblets all exploded reliably on impact, or at least within 48 hours of landing, then it would presumably be legal since it mostly killed soldiers.
13) Each cluster bomb contains a canister consisting of smaller submunitions, often referred to as bomblets or grenades, which are designed to explode at or near impact in the targeted area.
2 and 4 million cluster bomblets on southern Lebanon -- 90 percent of them during the last 72 hours of the 33-day conflict, which began after Hezbollah fighters seized two Israeli soldiers in a July cross-border raid and ended with a cease-fire in August.
American commanders were pleased with the performance of the MLRS during the 1990-91 Gulf War, but concern that several Iraqi 155 mm artillery systems outranged US army guns prompted the development of the Extended Range MLRS (ER-MLRS) 227 mm rocket, which can carry a reduced load of 518 bomblets to a range of 45 km.
In post-war Kosovo, unexploded cluster bomblets caused more civilian deaths than landmines.
Ms Burt said: "Cluster bombs spread tiny anti-personnel bomblets over a wide area and claim the lives of civilians who come into contact with them, often years after a conflict has ended.
The bishop said the bombs, which burst in the air into hundreds of mini bomblets, were responsible for maiming countless civilians and making "whole swathes of countryside uninhabitable".
The worst of it is that many bomblets remain unexploded until the civilian population returns to the area only to be confronted by innumerable small explosions, maiming or killing individuals, often children.
Cluster bomblets littered the infrastructure of what used to be apartment buildings, playgrounds, bridges, and factories essential for commerce and carrying on the daily trade and business practices of a bustling and thriving peaceful country.