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nuke

noun \ ˈnük , ˈnyük \
Updated on: 12 Jan 2018

Definition of nuke

1 : a nuclear weapon
2 : a nuclear-powered electric generating station

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Origin and Etymology of nuke

by shortening & alteration from nuclear


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nuke

verb

Definition of nuke

nuked; nuking
transitive verb
1 : to attack or destroy with or as if with nuclear bombs
2 : microwave

Examples of nuke in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of nuke

1962


NUKE Defined for English Language Learners

nuke

noun

Definition of nuke for English Language Learners

  • : a nuclear weapon


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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