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A bomb is an explosive device, usually some kind of container, filled with explosive material, designed to cause destruction when set off. The explosion of the bomb has to be triggered, usually by a clock, a remote control, or some kind of sensor, usually pressure (altitude), radar, or contact.

Bombs are often used in warfare, and as part of terrorism. The most powerful bomb in existence is the hydrogen bomb, the most powerful non-nuclear bomb is the MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Burst).

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Much less destructive is a water bomb, a popular children's toy used both for cooling down during hot weather, and for pulling practical jokes.

The term bomb is often used as slang: