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nuclear fusion

fusion (def 4).
Origin of nuclear fusion
1895-1900 Unabridged
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  • But the model stops short of simulating the moment the protostar achieves full nuclear fusion and transforms into a true star.
  • After such an explosion blows a star's outer layers into space, the core remains-but it no longer produces nuclear fusion.
  • Eventually, temperature and pressure within the clumps rise high enough to ignite nuclear fusion-and a star is born.
  • Deep in the sun's core, nuclear fusion reactions convert hydrogen to helium, which generates energy.
  • Energy is produced deep within its core by means of nuclear fusion.
  • The aim is to make those pellets undergo nuclear fusion-the process that causes stars to shine and hydrogen bombs to explode.
  • The temperature of the sun is such that it supports nuclear fusion that generates bright sunlight.
  • Stars shine by nuclear fusion-the merging of light atomic nuclei to release energy.
  • nuclear fusion is the energy source of the future and always will be.
  • nuclear fusion is the power source of the future and always will be.
British Dictionary definitions for nuclear fusion

nuclear fusion

a reaction in which two nuclei combine to form a nucleus with the release of energy Sometimes shortened to fusion Compare nuclear fission See also thermonuclear reaction
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