Definition of nuclear fusion in English:

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nuclear fusion

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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