light water

noun

Examples of light water in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1995, Russia agreed to supply the light water reactor for Iran’s nuclear power plant in Bushehr. Dina Esfandiary, Foreign Affairs, 17 Feb. 2023 Today, every American nuclear plant uses light water reactors, in which water is pumped into a reactor core and heated by atomic fission, producing steam to create electricity. Brad Plumer, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023 In Keaton Beach, a small coastal community, light water stains and dirt about a foot or so off the ground marked some homes by late Wednesday, showing where floodwaters had reached. WSJ, 31 Aug. 2023 Lyman calls on Congress to suspend the Energy Department’s first-of-its-kind advanced reactor demonstration program, implemented in the Trump administration, that recently awarded $160 million for companies to build two non-light water reactors that can be operational within seven years. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, 18 Mar. 2021 There are some 50 modular designs being developed globally, and while many are traditional light water reactors, which use water to cool the reactor core, others gain efficiency by using coolants such as gas, which allow reactors to reach higher temperatures. Discover Magazine, 16 Feb. 2012 The design calls for a light water reactor—essentially the same atom-splitting engineering found within the majority of big nuclear power plants around the world. WIRED, 27 Feb. 2023 A couple of additional modular light water reactors are about to start the certification process. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 1 Sep. 2020 The Strider shorts are made of ultra-light water-repelling material, designed to make the shorts dry rapidly. Thomas Hindle, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of light water was in 1933

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“Light water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/light%20water. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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