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English definition of “nuclear”

nuclear

adjective     /ˈnjuːkliər/ US   /ˈnuːkliər/
ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION relating to the power produced when the central part of an atom is divided or joined to another one: nuclear energy/power/fuel The country had agreed to disable its main nuclear fuel production plant by the end of the year. the nuclear industry a nuclear plant/facility
relating to weapons that use nuclear energy: a nuclear bomb/deterrent/war
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