Definition of depleted uranium in English:

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depleted uranium

Pronunciation: /dəˈplēdid/ Pronunciation: /dēˈplēdid yəˈrānēəm/ Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈrānēəm/
(abbreviation DU)


Uranium from which most of the fissile isotope uranium-235 has been removed.
Example sentences
  • It also seems that they are having trouble differentiating between depleted uranium and enriched uranium.
  • Radioactive depleted uranium has a half-life of 4500 million years.
  • Weapons coated with depleted uranium leave a radioactive toxic dust behind.

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Syllabification: de·plet·ed u·ra·ni·um

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