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1. nuclear

adjective. ['ˈnuːkliːɝ'] (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy.

Synonyms

  • thermonuclear

Antonyms

  • large
  • unimportant

Etymology

  • -ar (English)
  • -aris (Latin)
  • nucleus (English)
  • nucleus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Nuclear

  • superior
  • ulterior

How do you pronounce nuclear?

Pronounce nuclear as ˈnukliər.

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How do you spell nuclear? Is it nuculear ?

A common misspelling of nuclear is nuculear

Sentences with nuclear


1. Adjective
Perhaps you've read that they have been voted the most likely to survive a nuclear war.

Quotes about nuclear


1. Some might complain that nuclear disarmament is little more than a dream. But that ignores the very tangible benefits disarmament would bring for all humankind. Its success would strengthen international peace and security. It would free up vast and much-needed resources for social and economic development. It would advance the rule of law.
- Ban Ki-moon

2. Life has evolved to thrive in environments that are extreme only by our limited human standards: in the boiling battery acid of Yellowstone hot springs, in the cracks of permanent ice sheets, in the cooling waters of nuclear reactors, miles beneath the Earth's crust, in pure salt crystals, and inside the rocks of the dry valleys of Antarctica.
- Jill Tarter

3. Festivals are fun for kids, fun for parents and offer a welcome break from the stresses of the nuclear family. The sheer quantities of people make life easier: loads of adults for the adults to talk to and loads of kids for the kids to play with.
- Tom Hodgkinson

2. nuclear-powered_ship

noun. ship whose motive power comes from the energy of a nuclear reactor.

Antonyms

  • disembark

3. nuclear-powered_submarine

noun. a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power.

Synonyms

  • submarine
  • sub
  • pigboat
  • nuclear submarine
  • U-boat

Antonyms

  • overhead
  • surface
  • defend

4. nuclear

adjective. ['ˈnuːkliːɝ'] constituting or like a nucleus.

Antonyms

  • big

Etymology

  • -ar (English)
  • -aris (Latin)
  • nucleus (English)
  • nucleus (Latin)
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