Definitions

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  • adjective of a radioactive or other substance of a purity suitable for the manufacture of weapons

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  • adjective of a quality adequate for use in weapons (especially in weapons of mass destruction)
  • adjective extremely strong or concentrated or durable

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Examples

  • Bulk lasers are much closer to weaponization: the Navy's tested them at "hundreds of kilowatts" - weapons-grade, in other words.

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  • We had laid down a red line that if they started reprocessing nuclear fuel for weapons-grade material, it would not be tolerated, for it would mean they were a rogue nation with the threat of nuclear weapons.

    The Good Fight

  • We had laid down a red line that if they started reprocessing nuclear fuel for weapons-grade material, it would not be tolerated, for it would mean they were a rogue nation with the threat of nuclear weapons.

    The Good Fight

  • We had laid down a red line that if they started reprocessing nuclear fuel for weapons-grade material, it would not be tolerated, for it would mean they were a rogue nation with the threat of nuclear weapons.

    The Good Fight

  • Bushehr is not among the West's main worries because safeguards are in place to ensure that spent fuel is not available for conversion into weapons-grade uranium.

    Iran to Open Nuclear Sites to Diplomats, But No Americans Invited

  • Bushehr is not among the West's main worries because safeguards are in place to ensure that spent fuel is not available for conversion into weapons-grade uranium.

    Iran to Open Nuclear Sites to Diplomats, But No Americans Invited

  • If we are serious about stopping the spread of these weapons, then we should put an end to the dedicated production of weapons-grade materials that create them.

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  • Bushehr is not among the West's main worries because safeguards are in place to ensure that spent fuel is not available for conversion into weapons-grade uranium.

    Iran to Open Nuclear Sites to Diplomats, But No Americans Invited

  • In an analysis this month for the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, Rand scholar Gregory S. Jones writes that even in the absence of a clandestine nuclear program, Iran can now produce a weapon's worth 20 kilograms of HEU weapons-grade uranium any time it wishes.

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  • George W. Bush's administration introduced a plan in 2006 to globally ban the production of weapons-grade nuclear materials, but the U.S. has faced stiff resistance from countries such as Pakistan.

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