uranium hexafluoride

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uranium hexa·​flu·​o·​ride | \ -ˌhek-sə-ˈflȯr-ˌīd How to pronounce uranium hexafluoride (audio) , -ˈflu̇r- \

Definition of uranium hexafluoride

: a volatile compound UF6 of uranium and fluorine that is used in one major process of enriching uranium in uranium 235

Examples of uranium hexafluoride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In its underground halls, centrifuges rapidly spin uranium hexafluoride gas to enrich uranium. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2020 In its long underground halls, centrifuges rapidly spin uranium hexafluoride gas to enrich uranium. Fox News, 4 July 2020 In its long underground halls, centrifuges rapidly spin uranium hexafluoride gas to enrich uranium. Fox News, 4 July 2020 In its long underground halls, centrifuges rapidly spin uranium hexafluoride gas to enrich uranium. Fox News, 4 July 2020 In its long underground halls, centrifuges rapidly spin uranium hexafluoride gas to enrich uranium. Fox News, 4 July 2020 In its long underground halls, centrifuges rapidly spin uranium hexafluoride gas to enrich uranium. Fox News, 4 July 2020 In its long underground halls, centrifuges rapidly spin uranium hexafluoride gas to enrich uranium. Fox News, 4 July 2020 In its long underground halls, centrifuges rapidly spin uranium hexafluoride gas to enrich uranium. Fox News, 4 July 2020

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First Known Use of uranium hexafluoride

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Uranium hexafluoride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uranium%20hexafluoride. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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