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

Example Sentences

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 See More

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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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