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Adjective: nuclear  n(y)oo-klee-u(r)
  1. (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    "nuclear war";
    - atomic
     
  2. (physics) of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
    "nuclear physics"; "nuclear fission"; "nuclear forces"
     
  3. (biology) of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell
    "nuclear membrane"; "nuclear division"
     
  4. Constituting or like a nucleus
    "annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis"; "the nuclear core of the congregation"

See also: central, thermonuclear

Antonym: conventional

Encyclopedia: Nuclear, biological and chemical attacks