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nuke

a slang term for nucleoside analog. See also nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors.
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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Right now, alternatives are slightly cheaper than nukes, come on line faster, and are growing robustly.
Iraq wouldn't be in the mess that it finds itself in today with more than a million of its people killed and the entire country ruined beyond recognition, if only it had a couple of real nukes to impress the State Department mandarins.
There are no nukes in Iran, and I have a bunch of coffee addicts building bomb shelters and buying all the radon detectors, beef jerky, canned beans and bottled water they can get their hands on because I trusted our government when it said there were nukes in Iran.
BUNKER BUSTER THE FRIENDLY NUKE WAS LAUNCHED by the Friends Committee on National Legislation recently.
Are any nukes missing, let alone sexy little suitcase-sized bombs?
India, Pakistan and Israel have nukes but have not signed the treaty.
When exactly did Iran enrich 10 nukes worth of uranium?
This mission allows you to discover that Solomon acquired 3 suitcase nukes.
Even the deliberately selective persons interviewed - known opponents of Pakistans nukes - do not provide the author with what he was seeking.
Even the deliberately selective persons interviewed - known opponents of Pakistan's nukes - do not provide the author with what he was seeking.
Several serving and retired US officials have claimed that Washington has appointed special officers to look after Islamabad's nukes, to ensure that they don't fall into the hands of militant groups such as the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
If the White House is so concerned with nuclear weapons getting into terrorists' hands, then can we expect to be invading the former Soviet Union next, as that's unequivocally the source of most of the loose nukes available on the world's black market today?