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ther·mo·nu·cle·ar

(ther'mō-nū'klē-ăr),
Pertaining to nuclear reactions brought about by nuclear fusion (for example, the fusion of hydrogen to helium at temperatures of over 100,000,000°C; the reaction in the "hydrogen bomb").

thermonuclear

(thĕr″mō-nū′klē-ăr)
Pertaining to atomic reactions that result in the fission or fusion of nuclei and the release of large quantities of energy.
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Although it is not known for certain that North Korea can build a miniaturised thermonuclear warhead that can fit on a missile, Acton said, "I believe we have to assume it can."
The report was prepared within the Controlled Thermonuclear Research (CTR) Branch of the AEC's Division of Research by Amasa S.
Amidst this, recent bold revelations by Dr K Santhanam, Director, Test Site Prepe-rations during Pokhran-II, have again brought into focus doubts regarding the thermonuclear test of May 11, 1998.
Santhanam has said that the DRDO instrumentation in the test range came up with a set of data that pointed to a possible failure of the thermonuclear test.
The store's head chilli pepper buyer Jonathan Corbett: "The Dorset Chilli is without doubt thermonuclear in heat which only those with the strongest stomachs should even try.
At the Economic and Financial Affairs (Ecofin) Council meeting in Brussels on 27 March, the ministers approved the establishment of an EU Joint Undertaking for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project.
The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project by the US, EU, China, India, Russia, Japan and South Korea will attempt to combat global warming by harnessing the fusion that runs the sun, creating an alternative to polluting fossil fuels.
The last thermonuclear explosion in RS Ophiuchi occurred in 1985.
This infuriated scientists at Los Alamos, who had in fact run the thermonuclear tests that had helped pave the way for the bomb.
-- Japan considers giving up int'l thermonuclear reactor bid (Asahi, Nihon Keizai)
Both are vying to host the pounds 7bn International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.