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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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Those coordinates go into the GPS-guided bomb and the bomber drops that bomb precisely on the target to within about a 1,000 meters of Sergeant Leinhart's position on the ground.
In such attacks, Skyraider pilots approached their targets at treetop, or lower, heights and pitched bombs into the narrow mouths of the tunnels, wreaking havoc.
In the present, why, if we were only concerned about the welfare of the Kosovar Albanians, did we hound their leaders to sign the Rambouillet agreement, which we knew would enrage the Serbs, and then proceed to bomb Serbia without evacuating those Kosovar leaders?
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The fear, of course, is that the bomb will fall into the "wrong hands.
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