nuke


1nuke

noun \ˈnük, ˈnyük\

: a nuclear weapon

Full Definition of NUKE

1
:  a nuclear weapon
2
:  a nuclear-powered electric generating station

Origin of NUKE

by shortening & alteration from nuclear
First Known Use: 1959

Rhymes with NUKE

2nuke

verb

: to attack or destroy (something) with a nuclear weapon

: to heat or cook (food) in a microwave oven

nukednuk·ing

Full Definition of NUKE

transitive verb
1
:  to attack or destroy with or as if with nuclear bombs
2
:  microwave

Examples of NUKE

  1. <a pretty sizable piece of real estate would be nuked if an asteroid struck>

First Known Use of NUKE

1967

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