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nuke(no͞ok, nyo͞ok) Slang
1. A nuclear device or weapon.
2. A nuclear-powered electric generating plant.
tr.v. nuked, nuk·ing, nukes
1. To attack with nuclear weapons.
2. To heat in a microwave oven: "I obtained this soup by nuking one cup of water and mixing that with ... bouillon" (Judy Markey).
[Shortening and alteration of nuclear.]
to attack or destroy with nuclear weapons
1. a nuclear bomb
2. a military strike with nuclear weapons
3. nuclear power
4. chiefly US a nuclear power plant
n., v. nuked, nuk•ing. Slang. n.
1. a nuclear or thermonuclear weapon.
2. a nuclear power plant or nuclear reactor.v.t.
3. to attack with nuclear weapons.
4. to microwave.
[1945–50; by shortening and resp.]
Past participle: nuked
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|Noun||1.||nuke - the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb|
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
|Verb||1.||nuke - strike at with firepower or bombs; "zap the enemy"|
|2.||nuke - bomb with atomic weapons|
|3.||nuke - cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the leftovers"|
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cook - transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"