[ fis-uh l ]
/ ˈfɪs əl /
capable of being split or divided; cleavable.
- (of a nuclide) capable of undergoing fission induced by low-energy neutrons, as uranium 233 and 235.
Words nearby fissile
OTHER WORDS FROM fissilefis·sil·i·ty, nounnon·fis·sile, adjectivenon·fis·sil·i·ty, nounun·fis·sile, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-fissile
/ (ˈfɪsaɪl) /
British capable of undergoing nuclear fission as a result of the impact of slow neutrons
US and Canadian another word for fissionable
tending to split or capable of being split
Derived forms of fissilefissility (fɪˈsɪlɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for fissile
C17: from Latin fissilis, from fissus split; see fissi-
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