nuclear

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Nuclear is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
nuclear

Comparative
more nuclear

Superlative
most nuclear

  1. If something is nuclear, it is related to the nucleus, or the central part, usually of an atom.
    Japan relies mainly on nuclear power (atomic energy) generation for its energy needs.
    The US has more nuclear weapons than any other country. Many of them are called atomic bombs.
    Most Canadians live in a nuclear family: the husband, wife, and children.