[ US /ˈnukɫiɝ/ ]
[ UK /njˈuːkli‍ə/ ]
  1. of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
    nuclear physics
    nuclear fission
    nuclear forces
  2. constituting or like a nucleus
    annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis
    the nuclear core of the congregation
  3. of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell
    nuclear membrane
    nuclear division
  4. (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    atomic bombs
    nuclear weapons
    nuclear war
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How To Use nuclear In A Sentence

  • None of the fathers' job descriptions given on the birth certificate referred to work at a nuclear establishment.
  • Fifty years on and technology seems to have leapt on by generations as you see the mushroom shaped cloud of the first nuclear test bomb rising high above the New Mexico desert.
  • He allegedly discussed with them the idea of detonating a nuclear or radiological bomb in the United States. The Missing Padilla Video
  • The two nuclear-powered vessels limped home as both navies launched top-level inquiries. The Sun
  • For more than two decades, the United States government has been attempting to develop a plan for the storage of high-level nuclear wastes.
  • What if a hijacked plane hit a nuclear power plant, what if bioterrorists infected burger bars, what if we were flooded with smallpox?
  • Specialty disciplines, such as chemical physics and quantum, bioorganic, polymer, radiation, and nuclear chemistry, are available within the four major areas.
  • In addition to information about glassified waste from national defense projects, such as plutonium production at Hanford, DOE also is interested in information that could be useful if the nation decides to reprocess commercial nuclear fuel and then glassify the waste from reprocessing. The Seattle Times
  • They also have abandoned past pledges and now threaten first use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states.
  • The antidote is intended to protect residents from radioactive fallout from any missile attack on the nuclear station.
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