burnup

[ burn-uhp ]
/ ˈbɜrnˌʌp /

noun

the nuclear fuel consumed in a reactor, often measured as a percentage of the atoms of fuel that have undergone fission.

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Origin of burnup

Noun use of the verb phrase burn up
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British Dictionary definitions for burnup

burn-up

noun

slang a period of fast driving
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Idioms and Phrases with burnup

burn up

1

burn someone up. Make angry or very irritated, as in Arthur was really burned up at his son for denting the new car, or Those careless drivers just burn me up. [Colloquial; c. 1920]

2

Travel very fast, as in This car will burn up the road. [1940s]

3

Easily surpass or outdo, as in They'll burn up the other teams. [Slang; late 1970s]

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