Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A nuclear device or weapon.
  • n. A nuclear-powered electric generating plant.
  • transitive v. To attack with nuclear weapons.
  • transitive v. To heat in a microwave oven: "I obtained this soup by nuking one cup of water and mixing that with . . . bouillon” ( Judy Markey).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Nuclear weapon.
  • n. Something that negates - especially on a catastrophic scale. Destruction.
  • n. A microwave oven
  • v. To use a nuclear weapon on a target.
  • v. To cook food or beverages in a microwave oven.
  • v. To completely destroy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The nape of the neck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cook or heat in a microwave oven
  • n. the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
  • v. strike at with firepower or bombs
  • v. bomb with atomic weapons

Etymologies

Shortening and alteration of nuclear.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Short form of nuclear (weapon). (Wiktionary)

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