nuclear testing

The testing of atomic bombs (see also atomic bomb) by exploding them either above or below ground. (See Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.)


Nearby words

  1. nuclear rna,
  2. nuclear spindle,
  3. nuclear stain,
  4. nuclear test ban treaty,
  5. nuclear test-ban treaty,
  6. nuclear threshold,
  7. nuclear transfer,
  8. nuclear warhead,
  9. nuclear waste,
  10. nuclear weapon

The testing of nuclear weapons. (See Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.)

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