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afterheat

[af-ter-heet, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌhit, ˈɑf-/
noun, Physics.
1.
the heat generated by radioactivity remaining in a nuclear reactor after it has been shut down.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; after + heat
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British Dictionary definitions for after-heat

afterheat

/ˈɑːftəˌhiːt/
noun
1.
the heat generated in a nuclear reactor after it has been shut down, produced by residual radioactivity in the fuel elements
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