Dictionary.com

MOX

[ moks ]
/ mɒks /
Save This Word!

noun
a type of fuel used in nuclear reactors, made from reprocessed plutonium mixed with natural or depleted uranium.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also called MOX fuel .

Origin of MOX

m(ixed)-ox(ide) fuel
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use MOX in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for MOX

MOX
/ (mɒks) /

noun
a blend of plutonium and uranium oxides, used as a nuclear fuel in breeder reactors

Word Origin for MOX

C20: from m (ixed) ox (ides)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK