nuclear waste Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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nuclear wastenoun [U]

uk   us  
unwanted, ​dangerously radioactivematerial that is made when ​producingnuclearpower: to ​dump/​dispose of ​nuclearwaste
(Definition of nuclear waste from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nuclear wastenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈnu·kli·ə ˈweɪst/
the ​unwanted radioactivematerial that is ​created when ​producing nuclear ​power
(Definition of nuclear waste from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nuclear waste”
in Chinese (Simplified) 核废料…
in Chinese (Traditional) 核廢料…
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