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- n. A war fought using nuclear (fission of fusion) weapons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A war in which nuclear weapons are used by both sides. As generally used, the term assumes major use of nuclear weapons by at least two opposing warring states. As of 1999, no nuclear war has occurred.
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