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Definition 1: a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for nuclear weapon in the sense of this definition

(nuclear weapon is a kind of ...) a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)

(... is a kind of nuclear weapon ) a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)

(... is a kind of nuclear weapon ) a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium

(... is a kind of nuclear weapon ) a nuclear weapon with an explosive power equivalent to one million tons of TNT

(nuclear weapon is a part of ...) the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb

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