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adjective nuclear pronunciation in British English /ˈnjuːkliə(r)/
  1. 1
    relating to energy produced by changing the structure of the central part of an atom

    nuclear power/energy

    a nuclear power plant

    the nuclear industry

    nuclear waste

    1. a.
      relating to weapons that use energy produced in this way

      nuclear weapons/arms

      nuclear bombs/missiles

      a nuclear war/attack

      those in favour of nuclear disarmament

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