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

  • transitive v. To remove or ban nuclear weapons from: a proposal to denuclearize Europe.
  • intransitive v. To reduce or eliminate a store of nuclear weapons.

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  • v. To ban, remove or reduce the numbers of nuclear weapons in an area


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  • All six parties say they agree about the need to "denuclearize" the Korean peninsula.

    South Korea's Bulldozer Heads for the White House

  • Obama remained committed to talks to "denuclearize" North Korea, the White House said.

    Reuters: Top News

  • The White House said Obama remained committed to six-nation talks to "denuclearize"


  • fear that the U.S. wishes to "denuclearize" the country and maintain both a level of Top Stories

  • Maehara said before engaging in dialogue with the North, it was first necessary that Pyongyang show it is serious about carrying out its own promise to denuclearize.

    Japan, S. Korea Urge Actions from North Korea

  • In between efforts to denuclearize the globe, Gorbachev set out to repair the Soviet economy.

    The Return

  • But Bosworth and Campbell stressed that for talks with North Korea to resume, Pyongyang needs first show its commitment to improving relations with Seoul, take irreversible steps to denuclearize and end its provocations.

    US Lawmakers Seek End to 'Cycle of North Korean Provocations'

  • Once again, in defiance of all logic and history, the Obama administration has been negotiating with North Korean diplomats, hoping to trade food aid for more empty promises to denuclearize.

    'The Great Successor'

  • Though Pyongyang refuses to denuclearize, it may still be willing to strike a compromise deal to freeze or slightly downsize its nuclear program—though it won't surrender fissile material.

    Pyongyang Looks for the Next Payoff

  • The same day, a statement from the foreign ministry larded with the usual fireworks — it blasted the "hostile policy" of the United States — also ended by claiming that the North's policy to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula remains unchanged.

    North Korea’s Exit Strategy


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