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prenuclear

[pree-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /priˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the era before the development of nuclear weapons.
Origin of prenuclear
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; pre- + nuclear
Pronunciation note
See nuclear.
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