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fusion reactor

noun
1.
Physics. a reactor for producing atomic energy by nuclear fusion.
Compare reactor (def 4).
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British Dictionary definitions for fusion reactor

fusion reactor

noun
1.
a nuclear reactor in which a thermonuclear fusion reaction takes place
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Encyclopedia Article for fusion reactor

a device to produce electrical power from the energy released in a nuclear fusion reaction.

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