nuclearise

nuclearize

[noo-klee-uh-rahyz, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh-]
verb (used with object), nuclearized, nuclearizing.
to equip with nuclear weapons; give nuclear capability to: a fear that armed forces on both sides would become nuclearized.
Also, especially British, nuclearise.


Origin:
1955–60; nuclear + -ize

nuclearization, noun


See nuclear.
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