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1. nuclear-powered_submarine

noun. a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • overhead
  • surface
  • defend

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2. nuclear-powered_ship

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

Antonyms

  • disembark

3. fuel-air_explosive

noun. a device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen; the second charge detonates the cloud which creates an enormous blast wave and incinerates whatever is below.

Synonyms

  • aerosol bomb
  • FAE
  • thermobaric bomb
  • fuel-air bomb
  • explosive device
  • vacuum bomb

4. 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)

5. nuclear

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

Antonyms

  • big

Etymology

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

6. fuel

noun. ['ˈfjuːəl, ˈfjuːl'] a substance that can be consumed to produce energy.

Synonyms

  • gasoline
  • firewood
  • butane
  • lamp oil
  • coal gas
  • methyl alcohol
  • wood coal
  • diesel fuel
  • igniter
  • charcoal
  • coal oil
  • red fire
  • propane
  • biomass
  • heating oil
  • wood alcohol
  • kerosine
  • fuel oil
  • methanol
  • fossil fuel
  • gasohol
  • substance
  • illuminant
  • gas
  • coke
  • ignitor
  • nuclear fuel
  • combustible material
  • lighter
  • gasolene
  • kerosene
  • wood spirit
  • water gas
  • petrol
  • diesel oil
  • combustible

Antonyms

  • hire
  • leaded gasoline
  • unleaded gasoline
  • chromatic

Etymology

  • fouaille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -aille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. fuel

verb. ['ˈfjuːəl, ˈfjuːl'] provide with a combustible substance that provides energy.

Synonyms

  • bunker
  • gas up
  • provide
  • render
  • furnish
  • refuel

Antonyms

  • block
  • recall
  • freeze
  • demand

Etymology

  • fouaille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -aille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. fuel

verb. ['ˈfjuːəl, ˈfjuːl'] take in fuel, as of a ship.

Synonyms

  • take up
  • refuel

Antonyms

  • noncombustible
  • kern
  • take

Etymology

  • fouaille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -aille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. fuel

verb. ['ˈfjuːəl, ˈfjuːl'] stimulate.

Synonyms

  • stimulate
  • stir
  • shake
  • shake up

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • activator
  • inhibitor
  • understate

Etymology

  • fouaille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -aille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. fuel

verb. ['ˈfjuːəl, ˈfjuːl'] provide with fuel.

Synonyms

  • supply
  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • desensitise
  • desensitize
  • calm
  • stifle

Etymology

  • fouaille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -aille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word nuclear-fuel


1. Noun Phrase
The heavy, unstable atoms of uranium-235 and plutonium-239, both common nuclear fuels, decay into lighter elements while generating abundant heat.

2. Noun Phrase
Because nuclear reactions are much more energetic than chemical ones, a pound of nuclear fuel carries about 1 million times the energy as a pound of fossil fuel.

3. Noun Phrase
This occurs most commonly when the sealed nuclear fuel assemblies that house the radioactive materials begin to overheat and melt.

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