ionizing radiation

  1. any radiation, as a stream of alpha particles or x-rays, that produces ionization as it passes through a medium.

Origin of ionizing radiation

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby ionizing radiation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ionizing radiation in a sentence

  • It had long been known that deep-penetrating ionizing radiation had that effect on an organism.

    Anything You Can Do ... | Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for ionizing radiation

ionizing radiation

  1. electromagnetic or corpuscular radiation that is able to cause ionization

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