thermonuclear

adjective ther·mo·nu·cle·ar \ ˌthər-mō-ˈnü-klē-ər , -ˈnyü- , nonstandard -ˈn(y)ü-kyə-lər \

Definition of thermonuclear

1 :of, relating to, or employing transformations in the nuclei of atoms of low atomic weight (such as hydrogen) that require a very high temperature for their inception (as in the hydrogen bomb or in the sun)
  • thermonuclear reaction
  • thermonuclear weapon
2 :of, utilizing, or relating to a thermonuclear bomb
  • thermonuclear war
  • a thermonuclear attack

Examples of thermonuclear in a Sentence

  1. Hydrogen bombs are thermonuclear weapons.

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Origin and Etymology of thermonuclear

International Scientific Vocabulary


THERMONUCLEAR Defined for English Language Learners

thermonuclear

adjective

Definition of thermonuclear for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the changes in the nucleus of atoms that happen at extremely high temperatures


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