cold fusion

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cold fusion

n.
A hypothetical form of nuclear fusion occurring without the use of extreme temperature or pressure.
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cold′ fu′sion


n.
a hypothetical form of nuclear fusion postulated to occur at relatively low temperatures and pressures, as at room temperature and at one atmosphere.
[1980–85]
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Noun1.cold fusion - nuclear fusion at or near room temperatures; claims to have discovered it are generally considered to have been mistaken
nuclear fusion, nuclear fusion reaction, fusion - a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
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