nonnuclear

[ non-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler ]
/ nɒnˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər /

adjective

not utilizing nuclear power, nuclear weapons, etc.: to fight a nonnuclear war.

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Origin of nonnuclear

First recorded in 1950–55; non- + nuclear

pronunciation note for nonnuclear

See nuclear.
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