(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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