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nuclear reactor

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Physics, Electricity, Mechanical
nuclear reactorˌnuclear reˈactor noun [countable]  HPTPEa large machine that produces nuclear energy, especially as a means of generating (generate) electricity
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nuclear reactorNeutrons from any nuclear reactor can be used, either intentionally or inadvertently, to make heavy isotopes of almost any element.The ship also has facilities to handle nuclear reactor testing and repairs.Where perfect quality is required, for example in the construction of nuclear reactor plant, then 100% inspection will be applied.There's even a terrifying, bleakly humorous description of the state of Kinshasa's one nuclear reactor.The nuclear reactor which propels the submarine was not damaged, he added.
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