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fast-breeder reactor

[fast-bree-der, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈbri dər, ˈfɑst-/
noun, Physics.
a breeder reactor in which there is no moderator and fission is caused by high-energy neutrons.
Also, fast breeder reactor. Unabridged
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  • It has also exempted its plutonium-producing fast-breeder reactor from safeguards.
British Dictionary definitions for fast-breeder reactor

fast-breeder reactor

a nuclear reactor that uses little or no moderator and produces more fissionable material than it consumes See also breeder reactor, fast reactor
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fast-breeder reactor
A breeder reactor that uses high-speed neutrons to produce fissionable material. See also nuclear reactor.
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