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ionizing radiation

noun, Physics.
any radiation, as a stream of alpha particles or x-rays, that produces ionization as it passes through a medium.
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1900-05 Unabridged
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ionizing radiation

electromagnetic or corpuscular radiation that is able to cause ionization
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ionizing radiation n.
High-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes.

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