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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To reduce to or separate into atoms.
  • transitive v. To reduce to tiny particles or a fine spray.
  • transitive v. To break into small fragments.
  • transitive v. To subject to bombardment with atomic weapons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to separate into atoms
  • v. to make into a fine spray
  • v. to fragment (can be used metaphorically)
  • v. to bomb with nuclear weapons

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To reduce to atoms, or to fine spray.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To speculate respecting atoms. Cudworth.
  • To reduce to atoms; reduce to very small particles, as a liquid; spray.
  • Also spelled atomise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. break up into small particles
  • v. spray very finely
  • v. strike at with firepower or bombs

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