Nuclear-weapon



noun
1.
an explosive device whose destructive potential derives from the release of energy that accompanies the splitting or combining of atomic nuclei.
nuclear weapon
A weapon whose destructive power comes from nuclear energy; an atomic bomb or a hydrogen bomb.

Any weapon that employs a nuclear reaction for its explosive power. Nuclear weapons include ballistic missiles, bombs (see atomic bomb and hydrogen bomb), artillery rounds, and mines.

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