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denuclearize

[ dee-noo-klee-uh-rahyz, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh- ]
/ di藞nu kli 蓹藢ra瑟z, -藞nyu- or, by metathesis, -ky蓹 l蓹- /
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verb (used with object), de路nu路cle路ar路ized, de路nu路cle路ar路iz路ing.
to remove nuclear weapons from (a country, region, etc.).
to prohibit the deployment or construction of nuclear weapons in (a country, region, etc.).
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Also especially British, de路nu路cle路ar路ise .

Origin of denuclearize

First recorded in 1955鈥60; de- + nuclear + -ize

how to pronounce denuclearize

See nuclear.

OTHER WORDS FROM denuclearize

de路nu路cle路ar路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for denuclearize

denuclearize

denuclearise

/ (d瑟藞nju藧kl瑟蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to deprive (a country, state, etc) of nuclear weapons

Derived forms of denuclearize

denuclearization or denuclearisation, noun
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