[nook, nyook] /nuk, nyuk/ Informal.
a nuclear or thermonuclear weapon.
a nuclear power plant or nuclear reactor.
to convert from coal to nuke.
of or relating to a nuclear or thermonuclear weapon or to a nuclear plant.
verb (used with object), nuked, nuking.
to attack, defeat, or destroy with or as if with nuclear weapons.
Slang. to cook or bake in a microwave oven.
to attack or destroy with nuclear weapons
a nuclear bomb
a military strike with nuclear weapons
(mainly US) a nuclear power plant
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.
A nuclear device or facility; nuclear weapon; nuclear power plant (1959+)
a nuclear device or weapon
a nuclear-powered electric generating plant
[noook-speek nyoook-] /ˈnɒukˌspik ˈnyɒuk-/ noun 1. Informal. euphemistic language and obscuring jargon used in discussions of nuclear weapons, nuclear power, etc.: nukespeak that minimizes the risks of nuclear war. noun any euphemisms used when discussing nuclear technology or war Word Origin 1979 Usage Note slang
[ny-kwah] /ˈnüˈkwɑ/ noun 1. a Chinese goddess who repaired and restored order to heaven and earth when they were damaged, and who created the human race.
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