trinitite

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Etymology[edit]

Trinity +‎ -ite

Noun[edit]

trinitite (uncountable)

  1. The glassy residue left on the desert floor after the Trinity nuclear bomb test of 1945 at Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA.
  2. by extension, any melt glasses left by atomic bombs

Synonyms[edit]

(Trinity test site):

Hyponyms[edit]

(nuclear melt glass):

Hypernyms[edit]

(Trinity test site):

  • trinitite (melt glasses from nuclear explosions)
  • atomsite (melt glasses from US nuclear bomb test sites)

(nuclear melt glass):

See also[edit]

  • impactite (metamorphic minerals caused by meteor heating of non-meteoritic materials)
  • impact glass (melt glasses caused by meteor heating of non-meteoritic materials)
  • fulgurite (melt glasses caused by lightning strikes)
  • fusion crust (metamorphic minerals on the surface of meteorites caused by atmospheric entry heating)