Pronunciation Noun

nuke (plural nukes) (chiefly US, colloquial)

  1. A nuclear weapon.
  2. (by extension) Something that destroys or negates, especially on a catastrophic scale#Noun|scale.
  3. A nuclear power station.
  4. (nautical) A vessel such as a ship#Noun|ship or submarine run#Verb|running on nuclear power.
  5. A person (such as a sailor in a navy or a scientist) who works with nuclear weapons or nuclear power.
  6. (rare) A microwave oven.
    Just put it in the nuke for two minutes and it will be ready to eat.
Translations Verb

nuke (nukes, present participle nuking; past and past participle nuked)

  1. (transitive, chiefly, US, colloquial) To use#Verb|use a nuclear weapon on a target#Noun|target.
    If a nuclear war ever breaks out, military facilities are likely to be nuked first.
  2. (transitive, chiefly, US, colloquial, figuratively) To destroy or erase completely.
    Synonyms: annihilate, devastate, obliterate, Thesaurus:destroy
    To try to hide his posting history on Usenet, he had his posts nuked from the Google archives.
  3. (transitive, Internet slang, by extension) To carry out a denial-of-service attack against (an IRC user).
  4. (transitive, chiefly, US, colloquial) To expose to some form#Noun|form of radiation.
  5. (transitive, chiefly, US, colloquial) To cook#Verb|cook in a microwave oven.
    I’ll nuke some pizza for dinner.
Translations Translations
  • Spanish: nukear
Translations Noun

nuke (plural nukes)

  1. Alternative spelling of nuc

nuke (plural nukes)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) Alternative form of nucha

nuke (plural nukes)

  1. (chiefly, Northern England, archaic) Alternative form of nook

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