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denuclearize

[dee-noo-klee-uh-rahyz, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh-] /diˈnu kli əˌraɪz, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lə-/
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
1955-1960
1955-60; de- + nuclear + -ize
Related forms
denuclearization, noun
Pronunciation note
See nuclear.
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  • It has to be prepared to take affirmative and verifiable actions to denuclearize.
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denuclearize

/dɪˈnjuːklɪəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to deprive (a country, state, etc) of nuclear weapons
Derived Forms
denuclearization, denuclearisation, noun
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