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Definition of "tokamak" [tokamak]

  • A doughnut-shaped chamber used in fusion research in which a plasma is heated and confined by magnetic fields. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tokamak" in a sentence
  • "The word tokamak means "toroidal chamber" in Russian."
  • "The CFNS is based on a tokamak, which is a machine with a "magnetic bottle" that is highly successful in confining high temperature more than 100 million°C fusion plasmas for sufficiently long times."
  • "A tokamak is a doughnut-shaped vessel in which researchers use powerful magnet fields to squeeze and heat a plasma of hydrogen isotopes until the nuclei fuse together forming helium and releasing large amounts of heat."