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nonnuclear

[non-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
adjective
  1. 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

See nuclear.
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Historical Examples of nonnuclear

  • It is a Strategic Defense Initiative aimed ultimately at finding a nonnuclear defense against ballistic missiles.

    Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006

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