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nuke

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noun \ˈnük, ˈnyük\

Definition of nuke

  1. 1 :  a nuclear weapon

  2. 2 :  a nuclear-powered electric generating station

Origin and Etymology of nuke

by shortening & alteration from nuclear


First Known Use: 1958


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nuke

verb

Definition of nuke

nuked

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nuking

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

  3. 2 :  microwave

Examples of nuke in a sentence

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

1962

First Known Use of nuke

1962


NUKE Defined for English Language Learners

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nuke

play
noun \ˈnük, ˈnyük\

Definition of nuke for English Language Learners

  • : a nuclear weapon


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nuke

verb

Definition of nuke for English Language Learners

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

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



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