nuclear reactor

noun

Definition of nuclear reactor

physics

  1. :  a large device that produces nuclear energy

Word by Word Definitions

nuclearplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a nucleus

    :  of or relating to the atomic nucleus

    :  used in or produced by a nuclear (see nuclear 2) reaction (such as fission)

reactorplay
  1. :  one that reacts

    :  a device (such as a coil, winding, or conductor of small resistance) used to introduce reactance into an alternating-current circuit

    :  a vat for an industrial chemical reaction


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