[pree-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]


of or relating to the era before the development of nuclear weapons.

Nearby words

  1. prenominal,
  2. prenominate,
  3. prenotification,
  4. prenotion,
  5. prentice,
  6. prenup,
  7. prenuptial,
  8. prenuptial agreement,
  9. preoccupancy,
  10. preoccupation

Origin of prenuclear

First recorded in 1950–55; pre- + nuclear

Pronunciation note

See nuclear. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019