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fissionable

[ fish-uh-nuh-buhl ]
/ ˈfɪʃ ə nə bəl /
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adjective Physics.
capable of or possessing a nucleus or nuclei capable of undergoing fission: a fissionable nucleus; fissionable material.
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Also fissile.

Origin of fissionable

First recorded in 1940–45; fission + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM fissionable

fis·sion·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·fis·sion·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fissionable

fissionable
/ (ˈfɪʃənəbəl) /

adjective
capable of undergoing nuclear fission as a result of any processCompare fissile (def. 1)

Derived forms of fissionable

fissionability, noun
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