depleted uranium

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depleted uranium

n
(Chemistry) chem uranium containing a smaller proportion of the isotope uranium–235 than is present in the natural form of uranium; used in anti-tank weapons and other armaments
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depleted uranium

[dɪˈpliːtɪdjʊəˈreɪnɪəm] Nuranio m empobrecido
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People learn and share information about the dangers of new technologies in war such as depleted uranium ammunition, which poses unknown threats to the environment.
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