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  • adj. of a purity suitable for the manufacture of weapons

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

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


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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • It ordered the destruction of 103 pages of the records that were judged the most dangerous—the PAB weapons designs and specific instructions for enriching uranium to weapons-grade levels and constructing the hemispheres for a nuclear device.


  • This raised the possibility that Iran was producing enriched weapons-grade uranium at an undisclosed facility.


  • Countries like Germany and Japan already had the means to produce weapons-grade uranium if they chose to do so.


  • Before the first component was manufactured, Tinner was sure that the centrifuges emerging from his factory would never enrich uranium to the weapons-grade requirements of an atomic bomb.



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