- (of a nuclide) capable of undergoing fission induced by low-energy neutrons, as uranium 233 and 235.
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OTHER WORDS FROM fissilefis·sil·i·ty, nounnon·fis·sile, adjectivenon·fis·sil·i·ty, nounun·fis·sile, adjective
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North Korea claims to have converted the fissile material into nuclear weapons.
We strongly support the early commencement of negotiations on a verifiable Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty.
Cybersecurity is not like protecting a cannon or some nuclear fissile material.
The cliffs of this island are composed of a fissile primitive rock, on which sandstone reposes in regular beds.
This mineral is fissile, and moderately hard, which renders it fit for their peculiar ripe sculptures.
The grits are of a fissile character, and are quarried extensively for flag-stone, ashlers, and fire-stone.
It is readily fissile, like slate, but powerfully resists the cross fracture, which is conchoidal.
Slate′-axe, a slater's tool, a sax; Slate′-clay, a fissile shale.