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nuclearize

[noo-klee-uh-rahyz, nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-luh-] /ˈnu kli əˌraɪz, ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lə-/
verb (used with object), nuclearized, nuclearizing.
1.
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 of nuclearize
1955-1960
1955-60; nuclear + -ize
Related forms
nuclearization, noun
Pronunciation note
See nuclear.
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