Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Opposing the production or use of nuclear power or nuclear weaponry; antinuke.
  • adjective Reacting with the components of a cell nucleus.

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  • adjective Opposed to the production or use of nuclear weapons, or opposed to the generation of electricity from nuclear power.
  • adjective Serving as protection from nuclear devices

Etymologies

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From anti- + nuclear.

Examples

  • The primary test, known as an ANA, looks for unusual antibodies detectable in the blood called antinuclear antibodies, which are able to bind with the nuclei of tissue and organ cells and inflict damage.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The primary test, known as an ANA, looks for unusual antibodies detectable in the blood called antinuclear antibodies, which are able to bind with the nuclei of tissue and organ cells and inflict damage.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Local antinuclear activists have held regular protest rallies, including a 20-person march last week around the prefectural government building in Saga with bullhorns and banners calling for Gov.

    Scandal Taints Japan Nuclear Sector

  • I identify three primary factors: First is a global grassroots antinuclear weapons movement which made it impossible to think about nuclear weapons as just another weapon; the second element was antinuclear politics at the United Nations; and a third element was strategic pressures and the risks of escalation.

    Russ Wellen: Does the Taboo Against the Use of Nuclear Weapons Only Increase Their Allure?

  • He began his career in the U.S. by urging his friend Albert Einstein to push FDR for a crash program the Manhattan Project to prevent the Germans from getting it first, then became a key figure at Los Alamos in devising the first atomic bombs, and then in the 1950s became an antinuclear activist, another penitent trying to shut the gates of hell he had opened.

    How the End Begins

  • The demonstrators marched outside the Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, chanting antinuclear slogans, while opposing the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade bloc that Japan is considering joining.

    Protests Turn Violent in Rome

  • I identify three primary factors: First is a global grassroots antinuclear weapons movement which made it impossible to think about nuclear weapons as just another weapon; the second element was antinuclear politics at the United Nations; and a third element was strategic pressures and the risks of escalation.

    Russ Wellen: Does the Taboo Against the Use of Nuclear Weapons Only Increase Their Allure?

  • Associated Press A protester wears a mask during an antinuclear rally in Tokyo on Sunday.

    Radioactive Puddles Slow Cleanup

  • Predictably, longtime antinuclear activists are calling for an end to any further nuclear development.

    Why Fukushima Won't Kill Nuclear Power

  • A World News article Tuesday about Iran antinuclear activists incorrectly called Mr. Medvedev prime minister.

    Corrections & Amplifications

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