Definition of fusion bomb in US English:

fusion bomb


  • A bomb deriving its energy from nuclear fusion, especially a hydrogen bomb.

    • ‘Therefore, by encasing a fission bomb within a fusion bomb, several problems could be solved.’
    • ‘The yields expected from feasible fission and fusion bombs have, therefore, come rather close to each other, and while fusion bombs now appear feasible, they have remained extremely complicated in comparison with fission bombs.’
    • ‘From a military standpoint, the fusion bomb had one powerful advantage over the fission bomb.’
    • ‘In 1953 the USSR and the USA exploded the first fusion bombs, which, combined with the development of ballistic missiles, appeared to shift the emphasis away from armies towards a new form of war.’
    • ‘The fusion bomb creates, for a blinding instant, an artificial sun.’
    • ‘The boosted fusion bomb is essentially a fission bomb that uses fusion as part of the igniting process.’
    • ‘Or suppose at some point in the future scientific research gets published that shows how to use then available nanotech to construct a small fusion bomb that doesn't require a fission trigger.’
    • ‘A highly efficient fusion bomb may raise the temperature high enough to ignite the lithium hydride.’
    • ‘This is the nuclear reaction that occurs in fusion bombs, or hydrogen bombs.’
    • ‘The first nuclear bombs were fission devices, and the later fusion bombs required a fission-bomb trigger.’
    • ‘What are the differences between a fission bomb and a fusion bomb and what are their basic working principles?’
    • ‘This is important in the current international 3rd generation H-bomb usage and the hybrid fusion bomb.’
    • ‘The inevitable conclusion is that only those countries that already have fusion bombs should be allowed to operate fusion power.’
    • ‘Both fission and fusion bombs perform similarly, with fusion bombs giving more bang for the buck.’
    • ‘Here's why: absolutely the only way to build a fusion bomb is to first construct two fission bombs.’
    • ‘While at Los Alamos, Teller began his own research on the feasibility of a thermonuclear or hydrogen fusion bomb.’
    • ‘The core of the fusion bomb would consist of a fission bomb, such as the one they were then developing.’
    • ‘The amount of energy released in a fusion bomb is much greater than that from a fission bomb.’
    • ‘The first fusion bombs were roughly the equivalent of 1,000,000 tons of dynamite.’
    • ‘A Hydrogen or fusion bomb is much more devastating in yield than an Atom or fission bomb.’


fusion bomb

/ˈfjuʒən bɑm/