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Eniwetok

noun
1.
An atoll in the Marshall Islands; site of an amphibious assault in World War II; later used temporarily by the United States to test atomic bombs.
2.
World War II (February 1944); American infantry landed and captured a Japanese stronghold.






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... elements, einsteinium ({99}Es) and fermium ({100}Fm), were originally found in the debris from the thermonuclear device "Mike," which was detonated on Eniwetok atoll November 1952. (This method of creating new substances is somewhat more extravagant than the mythical Chinese method of burning down a building to get a ...
— A Brief History of Element Discovery, Synthesis, and Analysis • Glen W. Watson



Words linked to "Eniwetok" :   World War II, Marshall Islands, Second World War, amphibious assault, atoll, World War 2



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