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Military noun A nuclear weapon
Vox populi verb (1) To render an area of region lifeless—e.g., by incineration, exposure to chemicals, and various forms of irradiation—e.g., IR or UV light

(2) To heat food or tissues with a microwave

nuke

Vox populi A popular term for
1. Any activity intended to render a population/location devoid of life–eg, by incineration, exposure to chemicals, and various forms of irradiation–eg, IR or UV light.
2. Heating food or tissues with a microwave.
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CUTLINE: Three who have jumped the shark, er, nuked the fridge: Writer/Director M.
Even the pro-industry American Dietetic Association, which claims that consumers prefer the taste of "nuked" meat and produce, admits, "Despite repeated endorsements and regulatory approval, irradiated foods are not widely available in the U.S." Blame that on concerns over market acceptability, says Colby.