[noo-klee-uh-riz-uhm, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh-]
a political philosophy maintaining that nuclear weapons are the best means of assuring peace and of attaining political goals.

1965–70; nuclear + -ism

nuclearist, noun
nuclearistic, adjective

See nuclear. Unabridged
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