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nuclearize

[ noo-klee-uh-rahyz, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh- ]
/ 藞nu kli 蓹藢ra瑟z, 藞nyu- or, by metathesis, -ky蓹 l蓹- /
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verb (used with object), nu路cle路ar路ized, nu路cle路ar路iz路ing.
to equip with nuclear weapons; give nuclear capability to: a fear that armed forces on both sides would become nuclearized.
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鈥淲as鈥 is used for the indicative past tense of 鈥渢o be,鈥 and 鈥渨ere鈥 is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially British, nu路cle路ar路ise .

Origin of nuclearize

First recorded in 1955鈥60; nuclear + -ize

how to pronounce nuclearize

See nuclear.

OTHER WORDS FROM nuclearize

nu路cle路ar路i路za路tion, noun
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