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atomic cocktail

1. In medicine, a liquid solution that contains one or more radioactive elements, which is swallowed orally and used in the diagnosis and/or treatment of disorders, especially cancer and diseases of the thyroid. We are just going to administer a sort of atomic cocktail to track the disease's progress. That way, we can better gauge what course of action to take.
2. An alcoholic drink composed of vodka, brandy, champagne, and sherry. Created in Las Vegas, Nevada, and named after the nuclear tests conducted in the state during the 1950s. Barkeep, I want something that will knock my socks off. Fix me an atomic cocktail!
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atomic wedgie

n. an instance of pulling someone’s underpants up very tightly—from the rear—so that the cloth is pulled between the victim’s buttocks; a severe wedgie or melvin. I’m going to sneak up behind Bob and give him an atomic wedgie.
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According to Lynn, CEHMM does not yet have a contractual agreement with General Atomics.
Dan Hirsch, president of the Committee to Bridge the Gap, which has been acting as an environmental watchdog on the lab for more than 25 years, said there was an Atomics International weather station on the reactor at the time of the meltdown.
General Atomics is a privately held group of companies engaged in advanced research, technology, products and systems for the energy and defense sectors.
More recently, successful tests were conducted on the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics.
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In 1987, KM sold Sequoyah Fuels to General Atomics (GA) Corporation of San Diego, a shadowy company with ties to countries and institutions that operate in the murky penumbra of the high-tech international energy business.
Hunter requested $26 million in earmarks for General Atomics and $3 million for TREX Enterprises for Fiscal Year 2010.
Rockwell Collins avionics have been selected for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian.
GA-ASI, an affiliate of General Atomics, is a designer and manufacturer of RPA systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems.
Using a cryogenic deuterium pellet injector installed on the DIII-D Tokamak operated by General Atomics in San Diego, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers and collaborators were able to fire millimetre-sized frozen deuterium pellets into ultra-hot plasma at a rate of 60 times per second.
6-million, 30-month contract to General Atomics, in San Diego, Calif.
The Predator B drone flew from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' Gray Butte Airfield southeast of Lake Los Angeles for Trident Warrior 2006, which started June 13 off the California coast and will continue this week en route to Hawaii.
European Report" understands that Italy has finally selected the General Atomics (San Diego, CA) Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to fulfill its tri-service medium-altitude, tactical endurance, surveillance UAV requirement (see "European Air Forces Eye Predator," JED, October 1999, p.