tri·​ti·​at·​ed | \ ˈtri-tē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce tritiated (audio) , ˈtri-shē- \

Definition of tritiated

: containing and especially labeled with tritium

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Recent Examples on the Web The plan involved diluting tritiated water with seawater before releasing it at the legal discharge concentration of 0.06MBq/L and monitoring to ensure that normal background tritium levels of 10Bq/L aren’t exceeded. William Steel, Ars Technica, "Remediating Fukushima—“When everything goes to hell, you go back to basics”," 11 May 2018 So for now, the tritiated water is pumped into a steadily growing collection of tanks. Vince Beiser, WIRED, "Fukushima’s Other Big Problem: A Million Tons of Radioactive Water," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tritiated

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Tritiated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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tri·​ti·​at·​ed | \ ˈtrit-ē-ˌāt-əd How to pronounce tritiated (audio) , ˈtrish-ē- How to pronounce tritiated (audio) \

Medical Definition of tritiated

: containing and especially labeled with tritium tritiated water

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