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Atomic reactor   /ətˈɑmɪk riˈæktər/   Listen
Atomic reactor

noun
1.
A nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy.  Synonyms: atomic pile, chain reactor, pile.






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Words linked to "Atomic reactor" :   pile, nuclear reactor, chain reactor, reactor



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