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mushroom cloud

mushroom (def 4).
Origin of mushroom cloud
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Rather more than half of them disclose the proverbial mushroom cloud, luminous or vapor-borne.
  • The frightening-looking mushroom cloud emanating from the cooling tower appeared more hazardous than it actually was.
  • Our generation grew up literally under a mushroom cloud.
  • These videos revealed that each launch is accompanied by a tiny mushroom cloud.
  • The blinding flash gives way to a dark, silent mushroom cloud.
  • Radioactive material from the nuclear device mixes with the vaporized material in the mushroom cloud.
  • The underwater blast formed the familiar mushroom cloud.
  • Right after an atmospheric test, much of the material-radioactive particulates and gases-resides in the signature mushroom cloud.
  • The soldiers were allowed to leave the trench after the detonation to watch the mushroom cloud forming.
British Dictionary definitions for mushroom cloud

mushroom cloud

the large mushroom-shaped cloud of dust, debris, etc produced by a nuclear explosion
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