Definition of nuclear fusion in English:

nuclear fusion

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei of low atomic number fuse to form a heavier nucleus with the release of energy.
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    • At the bright end of the HR diagram, a star stops growing when so much energy is released by nuclear fusion that it can swallow no further mass from the surrounding clouds of gas and dust.
    • What is the difference between nuclear fusion and cold fusion?
    • A hydrogen bomb is a device that creates an immediate, massive release of destructive energy through unrestrained nuclear fusion - in short, it's a weapon.

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