breeder reactor

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breeder reactor

n.
A nuclear reactor that produces as well as consumes fissionable material, especially one that produces more fissionable material than it consumes.
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breeder reactor

n
(Nuclear Physics) a type of nuclear reactor that produces more fissionable material than it consumes. Compare converter reactor See also fast-breeder reactor
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Noun1.breeder reactor - a nuclear reactor that produces more fissile material than it burns
blanket - a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor
nuclear reactor, reactor - (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
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LFTRs are thermal breeder reactors, not to be confused with the fast-breeder reactors that produce more plutonium than they burn.