Definitions

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

  • noun A nuclear device or weapon.
  • noun A nuclear-powered electric generating plant.
  • transitive verb To attack with nuclear weapons.
  • transitive verb To heat in a microwave oven.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The nape of the neck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Nuclear weapon.
  • noun Something that negates - especially on a catastrophic scale. Destruction.
  • noun US, slang A microwave oven
  • verb To use a nuclear weapon on a target.
  • verb colloquial To cook food or beverages in a microwave oven.
  • verb colloquial To completely destroy.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Shortening and alteration of nuclear.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Short form of nuclear (weapon).

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