Definition of nuclear war in English:

nuclear war

Syllabification: nu·cle·ar war


  • A war in which nuclear weapons are used.
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    • Ten more years in Iraq means ten more years of the heightened possibility of nuclear war.
    • They're building a shelter for long-term use in the event of nuclear war.
    • McClellan must be asked on Monday to state whether plans have been drawn up for George Bush to start a nuclear war.

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