(no͞o′klē-ə-rīz′, nyo͞o′-)
tr.v. nu·cle·ar·ized, nu·cle·ar·iz·ing, nu·cle·ar·iz·es
To supply with nuclear weapons or deploy nuclear weapons in: nuclearize outer space.

nu′cle·ar·i·za′tion (-ə-rĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈnjuːklɪəˌraɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Military) military to supply (a nation) with nuclear weapons
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10) During this period, Europe was fiercely competing with the United States to win lucrative projects to nuclearize Iran.
It mostly assumed that states will nuclearize only if they are threatened by a nuclear-armed state rival or if a conventionally armed rival cannot be deterred by anything other than nuclear forces.
Such an office in the Pentagon would nuclearize the
Many effects that can be attributed to the unipolar distribution of power are developments that never occur: counter-balancing coalitions, Cold War-scale arms races, hegemonic rivalry for dominance, security dilemmas among Asian powers, and decisions by Japan and others to nuclearize.
Asked whether the North's nuclear technology was weaponized and whether it could be loaded on missiles, he would not say whether he could nuclearize the country's weapons, but said to be assured that the country had the facilities to deliver nuclear weapons, the report said.
Whether Japan actually might nuclearize because of a North Korean threat is also taken for granted but deserves more close attention.
Environmentalists have reacted with dismay to the attempt to nuclearize hydrogen production.
If, as most experts in Washington believed, North Korea was determined to nuclearize, it could have shut down its reactor at any time between 1991 and 1994, removed the nuclear spent fuel, and quickly reprocessed it to extract plutonium, the explosive ingredient in bombs.
Martin quotes Michael Oren, a CBS analyst, who is an American-born Israeli and well-connected to his government's reliable sources, as stating, "[t]he Israelis have been assured by the Bush administration that the Bush administration will not allow Iran to nuclearize [sic].