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thermonuclear reaction

noun Chemistry, Physics.
a nuclear-fusion reaction that takes place between the nuclei of a gas, especially hydrogen, heated to a temperature of several million degrees.
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thermonuclear reaction
 
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nuclear fusion See hydrogen bomb a nuclear fusion reaction occurring at a very high temperature: responsible for the energy produced in the sun, nuclear weapons, and fusion reactors

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thermonuclear reaction definition


A reaction between nuclei, usually fusion, which releases very large amounts of energy.

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