- The definition of a nuke is something nuclear.
An example of a nuke is an atomic bomb.
- Nuke is defined as to drop nuclear bombs on, or cook in a microwave.
An example of nuke is what the US did to Hiroshima, Japan in 1945 during World War 2.
- a nuclear weapon or submarine
- a nuclear reactor or power plant
Origin of nukenuc(lear)
- to attack with nuclear weapons
- to cook (food) in a microwave oven: a jocular usage
- A nuclear device or weapon.
- A nuclear-powered electric generating plant.
transitive verbnuked, nuk·ing, nukes
- To attack with nuclear weapons.
- To heat in a microwave oven: “I obtained this soup by nuking one cup of water and mixing that with &ellipsis; bouillon” (Judy Markey).
Origin of nukeShortening and alteration of nuclear.
- Nuclear weapon.
- "I can buy nukes on the black market for $40 million each" - John Travolta in the movie Swordfish.
- Something that negates - especially on a catastrophic scale. Destruction.
- (US, slang) A microwave oven
- "Just put it in the nuke for two minutes and then eat it."
- Nuclear electrical power generation station.
(third-person singular simple present nukes, present participle nuking, simple past and past participle nuked)
- To use a nuclear weapon on a target.
- (colloquial) To cook food or beverages in a microwave oven.
- I'll nuke some pizza for dinner.
- (colloquial) To completely destroy.
Short form of nuclear (weapon).
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