Definition of fusion bomb in US English:

fusion bomb


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

    • ‘This is the nuclear reaction that occurs in fusion bombs, or hydrogen bombs.’
    • ‘The fusion bomb creates, for a blinding instant, an artificial sun.’
    • ‘A Hydrogen or fusion bomb is much more devastating in yield than an Atom or fission bomb.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘From a military standpoint, the fusion bomb had one powerful advantage over the fission bomb.’
    • ‘The core of the fusion bomb would consist of a fission bomb, such as the one they were then developing.’
    • ‘What are the differences between a fission bomb and a fusion bomb and what are their basic working principles?’
    • ‘Therefore, by encasing a fission bomb within a fusion bomb, several problems could be solved.’
    • ‘Here's why: absolutely the only way to build a fusion bomb is to first construct two fission bombs.’
    • ‘Both fission and fusion bombs perform similarly, with fusion bombs giving more bang for the buck.’
    • ‘The first fusion bombs were roughly the equivalent of 1,000,000 tons of dynamite.’
    • ‘The boosted fusion bomb is essentially a fission bomb that uses fusion as part of the igniting process.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The inevitable conclusion is that only those countries that already have fusion bombs should be allowed to operate fusion power.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is important in the current international 3rd generation H-bomb usage and the hybrid fusion bomb.’
    • ‘The amount of energy released in a fusion bomb is much greater than that from a fission bomb.’
    • ‘The first nuclear bombs were fission devices, and the later fusion bombs required a fission-bomb trigger.’
    • ‘A highly efficient fusion bomb may raise the temperature high enough to ignite the lithium hydride.’
    • ‘While at Los Alamos, Teller began his own research on the feasibility of a thermonuclear or hydrogen fusion bomb.’


fusion bomb

/ˈfjuʒən bɑm/