Nuke



[nook, nyook] /nuk, nyuk/ Informal.

noun
1.
a nuclear or thermonuclear weapon.
2.
a nuclear power plant or nuclear reactor.
3.
nuclear energy:
to convert from coal to nuke.
adjective
4.
of or relating to a nuclear or thermonuclear weapon or to a nuclear plant.
verb (used with object), nuked, nuking.
5.
to attack, defeat, or destroy with or as if with nuclear weapons.
6.
Slang. to cook or bake in a microwave oven.
/njuːk/
verb (transitive)
1.
to attack or destroy with nuclear weapons
noun
2.
a nuclear bomb
3.
a military strike with nuclear weapons
4.
nuclear power
5.
(mainly US) a nuclear power plant
n.

short for nuclear weapon, 1959, U.S. military slang (see nuclear). The verb is attested from 1962; the slang sense of “to cook in a microwave oven” is from 1987. Related: Nuked; nuking.

noun

A nuclear device or facility; nuclear weapon; nuclear power plant (1959+)

verb

/n[y]ook/ 1. To intentionally delete the entire contents of a given directory or storage volume. “On Unix, “rm -r /usr” will nuke everything in the usr file system.” Never used for accidental deletion. Opposite: blow away.
2. Synonym for dike, applied to smaller things such as files, features, or code sections. Often used to express a final verdict. “What do you want me to do with that 80-meg wallpaper file?” “Nuke it.”
3. Used of processes as well as files; nuke is a frequent verbal alias for “kill -9” on Unix.
4. On IBM PCs, a bug that results in fandango on core can trash the operating system, including the FAT (the in-core copy of the disk block chaining information). This can utterly scramble attached disks, which are then said to have been “nuked”. This term is also used of analogous lossages on Macintoshes and other micros without memory protection.
[Jargon File]
1.
a nuclear device or weapon
2.
a nuclear-powered electric generating plant

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