thermonuclear

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

  • adjective Relating to or derived from the fusion of atomic nuclei at high temperatures.
  • adjective Relating to or characterized by the use of weapons that employ nuclear fusion, especially as distinguished from those that employ only nuclear fission.

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  • adjective Of, or relating to the fusion of atomic nuclei at high temperatures.
  • adjective Of, or relating to the use of atomic weapons based on such fusion, especially as distinguished from those based on fission.

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  • adjective using nuclear weapons based on fusion as distinguished from fission

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