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electromagnetic pulse, EMP
1. A broadband, high-intensity, and short-duration burst of electromagnetic energy resulting from a nuclear explosion.
2. An electromagnetic reaction of large magnitude resulting from a thermonuclear explosion.
3. The pulse of electromagnetic radiation generated by a large thermonuclear explosion.
4. A powerful form of radiation released by a nuclear explosion, which has the effect of disrupting or disabling the electronically operated missile systems of a country.
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