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The action or an act of attacking by dropping an atom bomb.Related atomic bombing
1940s; earliest use found in The Frederick Post. From atom + bombing, after atom bomb. Compare atom-bomb and atom-bombed.
atom bombing/ˈatəm ˌbɒmɪŋ/
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