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Definition of "nuclear" []

  • Biology Of, relating to, or forming a nucleus: a nuclear membrane. (adjective)
  • Physics Of or relating to atomic nuclei: a nuclear chain reaction. (adjective)
  • Using or derived from the energy of atomic nuclei: nuclear power. (adjective)
  • Of, using, or possessing atomic or hydrogen bombs: nuclear war; nuclear nations. (adjective)

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 "nuclear" in a sentence
  • "Tehran reacted strongly to claims by the French president about the nature of Iran’s nuclear activities, insisting that “nuclear weapon has no place in Iran’s defense doctrine."
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