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English definition of “IED”

IED

noun [C]     /ˌaɪ.iːˈdiː/
abbreviation for improvised explosive device: a type of bomb made and used by people who are not members of an official army, etc.: Their truck was blown up by an IED.
(Definition of IED noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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