Definition of denuclearize in English:

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denuclearize

Pronunciation: /dēˈn(y)o͞oklēəˌrīz/

verb

[with object]
Remove nuclear weapons from.
Example sentences
  • Above all, the decision was made to denuclearize Europe by withdrawing all forward-based nuclear warheads, especially the few low-yield warheads we had deployed, and by shifting military planning to a conventional response.
  • The need to denuclearize the peninsula and prevent weapons of mass destruction from proliferating are also expected to be pillars of the plan.
  • I want to denuclearize the peninsula and make it a peaceful place.

Derivatives

denuclearization

Pronunciation: /-ˌn(y)o͞oklēərəˈzāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • Another potential source of dispute is the question of whether the goal of denuclearization covers only military programs or includes those for peaceful use, a point that has yet to be clarified, diplomats say.
  • My wife and I have been working together for the cause of peace, demilitarisation and denuclearisation.
  • The ministers recognized the importance of denuclearization of the peninsula in maintaining peace and security in the region.

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Syllabification: de·nu·cle·ar·ize

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