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

  • transitive v. To equip with nuclear weapons.

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  • v. To arm with nuclear weapons.


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  • Yes, they're going to have to hand that over at some point because we made an agreement with the North Koreans will they will get de - nuclearize, that is they will get rid of all their nuclear programs, all their weapons so they're going to have to hand that over but frankly that is going to be at a later stage.

    CNN Transcript Jun 22, 2007

  • We are heading slowly to a time when North and South, plus all comers, will have to nuclearize and militarize further the DMZ, their nations, and the region.

    Bernard Rowan: Oh, My Korea

  • As a leading Pakistani columnist reported, during a recent meeting held for journalists, a senior military official complained that the real American strategy vis-à-vis Pakistan was to "de-nuclearize Pakistan."

    Aparna Pande: WikiLeaks Exposes Pakistan's Rhetoric

  • Perceived lack of security, unfairness or disrespect may drive governments to nuclearize.

    Alyn Ware: Thinking the Unthinkable on Nuclear Policy

  • Rather than de-nuclearize North Korea, assist South Korea and Japan to develop their own.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » On Obama’s Nobel

  • March 30th, 2009 at 6:57 pm selise, It makes a good deal of sense until you try to figure out how you de-nuclearize a region.

    No Half Measures | ATTACKERMAN

  • If North Korea does de-nuclearize, it will go down as a triumph of Chinese mediation.


  • The agreement of the Bush administration to provide India with billions in "peaceful" nuclear technology was used to lure India into the covert program to de-nuclearize Pakistan.

    Bhutto Herself Had Links to Islamic Militants

  • One, carrots: we'll make the nuclear fuel available to you, the international community, but we'll control it; you can't nuclearize -- you can't weaponize it.

    CNN Transcript Jun 3, 2007

  • And he wants to go down in history as the South Korean president who helped de-nuclearize the Korean peninsula and to institutionalize reforms between South and North Korea.

    CNN Transcript Oct 2, 2007


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