having a nucleus.
to form (something) into a nucleus.
to form a nucleus.
- nu·cle·a·tion [noo-klee-ey-shuhn, nyoo-], /ˌnu kliˈeɪ ʃən, ˌnyu-/, noun
- nu·cle·a·tor, noun
- mul·ti·nu·cle·ate, adjective
- un·nu·cle·at·ed, adjective
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How to use nucleate in a sentence
This temperature is much higher than most other known ice nucleate material.Scientists advance cloud-seeding capabilities with nanotechnology | Jenn Webb | March 28, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
This is when other ideas begin to nucleate around the core idea.
I heard a doctor say to let 'im rest to-night an' 'nucleate in the mornin'.The Hole in the Wall | Arthur Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for nucleate
having a nucleus
to form a nucleus
- nucleation, noun
- nucleator, noun
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