light water

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 In May, Ewing and some colleagues published a paper that suggested SMR designs will produce more—and more radioactive—waste than today’s light water reactors. David Meyer, Fortune, 30 Sep. 2022 The fitted hood won’t impair vision, and a light water-repellent coating will keep you dry(ish) in a pinch. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 19 May 2020 So the type of accident that occurred at Chernobyl, which is essentially a power excursion, is very unlikely in a light water reactor. Andrea Thompson, Scientific American, 4 Mar. 2022 Lyash told the board Thursday that for the Clinch River site, the TVA is focused on GE Hitachi's design for a small modular reactor that uses light water like all U.S. commercial reactors. Jennifer Mcdermott, ajc, 10 Feb. 2022 Apartments on the building’s third floor suffered substantial smoke and water damage while units below sustained light water damage, Kelley said. Charlie Mckenna, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Jan. 2022 The world’s existing fleet of light water reactors (LWRs) use fuel enriched to about 5% U-235. James Conca, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Today, almost all working nuclear power plants use light water reactors, meaning a central nuclear fuel reaction cooled by regular, flowing water. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 5 Jan. 2021 See More

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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 6 Feb. 2023.

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