de-nuclearise

denuclearize

[dee-noo-klee-uh-rahyz, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh-]
verb (used with object), denuclearized, denuclearizing.
1.
to remove nuclear weapons from (a country, region, etc.).
2.
to prohibit the deployment or construction of nuclear weapons in (a country, region, etc.).
Also, especially British, denuclearise.


Origin:
1955–60; de- + nuclear + -ize

denuclearization, noun


See nuclear.
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denuclearize or denuclearise (dɪˈnjuːklɪəˌraɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to deprive (a country, state, etc) of nuclear weapons
 
denuclearise or denuclearise
 
vb
 
denucleari'zation or denuclearise
 
n
 
denucleari'sation or denuclearise
 
n

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