uranium hexafluoride

noun

uranium hexa·​flu·​o·​ride -ˌhek-sə-ˈflȯr-ˌīd How to pronounce uranium hexafluoride (audio)
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: 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uranium hexafluoride was in 1899

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uranium hexafluoride

noun
uranium hexa·​flu·​o·​ride -ˌhek-sə-ˈflu̇(-ə)r-ˌīd How to pronounce uranium hexafluoride (audio)
: a compound of uranium and fluorine that is used in one major process for the separation of uranium 235 from ordinary uranium

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