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|Noun||1.||nuclear fusion - a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy|
cold fusion - nuclear fusion at or near room temperatures; claims to have discovered it are generally considered to have been mistaken
nuclear reaction - (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei
thermonuclear reaction - a nuclear fusion reaction taking place at very high temperatures (as in the sun)