|a.||1.||of, pertaining to, or using nuclear weapons; |
|2.||Of, pertaining to, or powered by atomic energy; same as nuclear-powered; |
|3.||Of or pertaining to nations possessing nuclear weapons; |
|Adj.||1.||nuclear - (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy; "nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"; "atomic bombs"|
conventional - (weapons) using non-nuclear energy for propulsion or destruction; "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"
|2.||nuclear - of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom; "nuclear physics"; "nuclear fission"; "nuclear forces"|
|3.||nuclear - of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell; "nuclear membrane"; "nuclear division"|
|4.||nuclear - constituting or like a nucleus; "annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis"; "the nuclear core of the congregation"|