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nuclear reactor

noun [C] uk   us  
a large machine that uses nuclear fuel to produce power
Translations of “nuclear reactor”
in Chinese (Traditional) 核反應堆…
in Russian атомный реактор…
in Turkish nükleer reaktör…
in Chinese (Simplified) 核反应堆…
in Polish reaktor jądrowy…
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