transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
- to ban or prevent the possession or construction of nuclear weapons in (a country, region, etc.)
- to remove or dismantle the nuclear weapons of
verbde·nu·cle·ar·ized, de·nu·cle·ar·iz·ing, de·nu·cle·ar·iz·es
To remove or ban nuclear weapons from: a proposal to denuclearize Europe.
To reduce or eliminate a store of nuclear weapons.
(third-person singular simple present denuclearizes, present participle denuclearizing, simple past and past participle denuclearized)
- To ban, remove or reduce the numbers of nuclear weapons in an area