Nukes



[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.

A slang term for nuclear reactors or nuclear weapons.

noun

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

verb

1.
a nuclear device or weapon
2.
a nuclear-powered electric generating plant

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