: not having or allowing nuclear energy, weapons, or materials
a nuclear-free zone/area

Examples of nuclear-free in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All these developments have understandably unsettled South Korea—a nuclear-free state that is now facing a nuclear-armed neighbor. Sue Mi Terry, Foreign Affairs, 25 Oct. 2022 If Israel does ultimately resort to the unilateral use of military force against Iran, international pressure will build for Israel to give up its strategy of nuclear opacity, to come clean about its own arsenal, and to take tangible steps toward establishing a nuclear-free Middle East. Uri Bar-Joseph, Foreign Affairs, 25 Oct. 2012 In the 78 years since, Japan’s government, as well as the United Nations and others, have promoted the goal of a nuclear-free world. Annabelle Timsit, Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2023 Over the weekend, anti-nuclear activists’ dreams of a nuclear-free Germany finally became reality when the country stopped producing electricity from its last three remaining nuclear power plants. James Broughel, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 Washington and Seoul say their goal is for the Korean Peninsula — both North and South Korea — to be nuclear-free. NBC news, 22 Mar. 2023

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“Nuclear-free.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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