[ burn-uhp ]
/ ˈbɜrnˌʌp /


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

Nearby words

  1. burnt shale,
  2. burnt sienna,
  3. burnt umber,
  4. burnt-out,
  5. burnt-tip orchid,
  6. buroo,
  7. burp,
  8. burp gun,
  9. burpee,
  10. burpy

Origin of burnup

noun use of the verb phrase burn up

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