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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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Hussam Ibrahim al-Najjar, 14, was killed in a bombing in north Gaza.
Ammar Mohammad Joudah, 26, died in the same bombing.
Left to their own devices, many more Democrats are likely to go along with Bush's Iran bombing than with his Iraq War.
Another mixed-type and mixed-category attack is the simultaneous al-Qaeda suicide and car bombings of an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya (parallel devices), which occurred at the same time as the attempted shooting down of an Israeli 757 jetliner in the same city (dispersed attacks) on November 28, 2002.
Original Child Bomb borrows its title and various narrative and thematic elements from Merton's 1962 prose poem of the same name--a synoptic evocation of the events leading up to the bombings, which he termed "points for meditation to be scratched on a cave wall.
As a result of the bombing and devastating economic sanctions, between 4,000 and 5,000 Iraqi children still die every month.
The disturbing lack of clarity surrounding the Sudanese bombing suggests something else as well: If and when the public's and the media's attention shifts from the president's sex life to wider-ranging inquiries about how he makes deadly serious policy decisions, his problems may be far from over.
I still wonder what might have been accomplished had we been able to continue the bombing for another two weeks," Holbrooke writes with evident bitterness, laying the blame for the shakiness of postwar Bosnia squarely at the feet of the U.
Raymond O'Donnell, the February 1st letter was to remind security experts of the second anniversary of the World Trade Center bombing and to be more prudent.
org will serve as a springboard for people who want to personally discover the lessons of those unique historical events that took place in August of 1945," said David Swain, Editor-in-Chief of the web site, and translator of the first full accounting of the 1945 atomic bombings, "Hiroshima and Nagasaki: the physical, medical, and social effects of the atomic bombings" (Basic Books, Inc.
She was the star witness scheduled to testify the next morning in Oklahoma City before a special grand jury convened to investigate the bombing.