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English definition of “nuclear waste”

nuclear waste

noun [U] uk   us  
unwanted, dangerously radioactive material that is made when producing nuclear power: to dump/dispose of nuclear wasteEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
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