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Synonyms for nuclear

nuclear (a.)

(weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy

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nuclear (s.)

constituting or like a nucleus

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nuclear resonance (n.)

the resonance absorption of a gamma ray by a nucleus identical to the nucleus that emitted the gamma ray

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nuclear reactor (n.)

(physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements

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nuclear physics (n.)

the branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei

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nuclear reaction (n.)

(physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei

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nuclear explosion (n.)

the explosion of an atomic bomb

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nuclear winter (n.)

a long period of darkness and extreme cold that scientists predict would follow a full-scale nuclear war; a layer of dust and smoke in the atmosphere would cover the earth and block the rays of the sun; most living organisms would perish

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nuclear family (n.)

a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner

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nuclear engineering (n.)

the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction and operation of nuclear reactors

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