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[fahyuh r-bom] /ˈfaɪərˌbɒm/

an explosive device with incendiary effects.
verb (used with object)
to attack with a firebomb or firebombs.
another name for incendiary (sense 6)
(transitive) to attack with incendiary bombs

1895, from fire (n.) + bomb (n.). As a verb, from 1950 as an act of vandalism or terrorism, from 1941 as a military aviation tactic. Related: Firebombed; firebombing.


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