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denuclearize

[ dee-noo-klee-uh-rahyz, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh- ]
/ diˈnu kli əˌraɪz, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lə- /
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verb (used with object), de·nu·cle·ar·ized, de·nu·cle·ar·iz·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·nu·cle·ar·ise .

Origin of denuclearize

First recorded in 1955–60; de- + nuclear + -ize
See nuclear.
de·nu·cle·ar·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for denuclearize

denuclearize

denuclearise

/ (dɪˈnjuːklɪəˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) to deprive (a country, state, etc) of nuclear weapons
denuclearization or denuclearisation, noun
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