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
Maybe it's time someone asked General Petraeus if losing New York City to a nuke is a price worth paying for our glorious victory in Iraq.
For more than an hour, the former GOP nominee alternated between cracking some well-worn jokes from his two presidential campaigns and listening to the concerns of his constituents, one of whom demanded that McCain "nuke" the health care plan entirely.
I think a drone strike might be allowable if we were taking out a nuke that al-Qaeda might transport, w/collateral damage to (say) a U.S. citizen in league with them; but really, one nuke is not an existential threat.
But to pretend that the "same thing" could happen to any coal plant as to a 1GW nuke is simply nonsense, and you appear too well-informed to believe it yourself.
To ignore the TIME PROVEN FACTUAL safety in nuke and coal is to be of the same mindset of global warming deniers.
Building a nuke is so complex a challenge that he will have to move people out of jobs quickly if they can't handle it.
The most likely source for an anti-American nuke is our own stockpile or the one in Russia (or countries who used to be in the U.S.S.R.).
The only value in having a nuke is to deter the US.
Since I've worked in nuke power for over twenty years, I have insider knowledge of the topic.
I know that a cargo container with a nuke is Chuck Schumer's favorite nightmare scenario right now (as it is the union reps 'favorite scenario, for some reason), but based on what I've seen in my admittedly anecdotale experience, you can do an * awful lot* of damage with an airline.