neutron bomb

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neutron bomb Nuclear weapon that is a small hydrogen bomb producing a small blast but a very intense burst of high-speed neutrons. The lack of heat and blast means that buildings are not heavily damaged. The neutrons, however, produce intense radiation sickness in people located within a certain range of the explosion.

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neu·tron bomb • n. a nuclear weapon that produces large numbers of neutrons rather than heat or blast like conventional nuclear weapons.

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