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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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Tehran [Iran], September 16 ( ANI ): A top Iranian commander on Saturday announced that Iran possesses domestically-made 10-ton bomb "father of all bombs" that dwarfs the most powerful non-nuclear weapon of the United States, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), also known as the "mother of all bombs.
BAGHDAD / NINA / At least 28 people have been killed and 142 others were injured on Monday morning 30, Sept due to thirteen car bombs explosion that hit different areas of Baghdad.
PESHAWAR -- Two bombs were recovered from GT Road near Nishtarabad Chowk area of Peshawar, both the bombs were defused, officials said on Thursday.
Officials said one of the bombs had 500-gram explosives and the other was three -kilogram heavy.
Finding unexploded bombs across Japan, since then, has not been unusual, though it was rare to find one at the Sendai airport, which is one of Japan's busiest airports.
The bombs concealed inside cargo packages were destined for the United States with an address to Jewish sites in Chicago.
During World War II and the Vietnam War, bombs weren't technological marvels.
In the mid-1980s, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union each had thousands of nuclear warheads, along with a multitude of aircrews and missiles, sitting on red alert to carry those bombs to their targets at a moment's notice.
Will Reese, the 494th Fighter Squadron commander at RAF Lakenheath said, "Our four-ship (of F-15s) hit 16 targets with 16 bombs in one pass.
While students and others may send e-mail bombs to district users as pranks, they can cripple e-mail accounts, chew up communications bandwidth and close down online applications for everyone.
Bush's low poll numbers and his Iraq fiasco may be reasons as much for him to launch bombs as not.