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nuclear

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nuclear adjective (OF ATOMS)

physics us   /ˈnu·kli·ər/ [not gradable] of or relating to a process by which the nucleus (= central part) of an atom is divided or joined to another nucleus, resulting in the release of energy  us   /ˈnu·kli·ər/ [not gradable] relating to weapons, or the use of weapons, in which an atom is divided or joined to another nucleus to release energy in a destructive way: nuclear war nuclear disarmament (= giving up or removing a country’s nuclear weapons)

nuclear adjective (OF CELLS)

biology /ˈnu·kli·ər/ [not gradable] of or relating to the nucleus of a cell
Translations of “nuclear”
in Korean 핵의…
in Arabic نَوَوي…
in Portuguese nuclear…
in Catalan nuclear…
in Japanese 原子力の, 原子(核)の…
in Italian nucleare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 能源, 核能的, 使用核能的…
in Russian ядерный…
in Turkish nükleer, atom çekirdeğinin merkezine ilişkin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能源, 核能的, 使用核能的…
in Polish jądrowy, nuklearny…
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