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nuclear adjective definition in Energy and physical forces topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

nuclear

 adjective: Energy and physical forces topic
1 using, producing or resulting from nuclear energy a nuclear power station the nuclear industry nuclear-powered submarines2 connected with weapons that use nuclear energy a nuclear weapon/bomb/missile a nuclear explosion/attack/war the country’s nuclear capability (= the fact that it has nuclear weapons) nuclear capacity (= the number of nuclear weapons a country has)3 (physics) of the nucleus (= central part) of an atom nuclear particles a nuclear reaction

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