[adjective noo-klee-it, -eyt, nyoo-; verb noo-klee-eyt, nyoo-]
- having a nucleus.
- to form (something) into a nucleus.
- to form a nucleus.
Origin of nucleate
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Examples from the Web for nucleate
This is when other ideas begin to nucleate around the core idea.How I Write: Paul Lynch
December 18, 2013
I heard a doctor say to let 'im rest to-night an' 'nucleate in the mornin'.The Hole in the Wall
- having a nucleus
- to form a nucleus
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- To form into a nucleus.
- To serve or act as a nucleus for.
- To provide a nucleus for.
- A salt of a nucleic acid.
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