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reactor

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Power, Physics, Mechanical
reactorre‧ac‧tor /riˈæktə $ -ər/ ●○○ AWL noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TPa nuclear reactor
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reactorAn additional 83 reactors are at present under construction.The penalty for using a reactor is that we must carry the weight of the reactor and its associated radiation shielding.This would involve the construction of approximately 20 new reactors.Some would argue that while nuclear power reactors exist, then a repetition is inevitable.This requires reactor temperatures of about 100 million degrees.The reactor is widely regarded as the last step before design of commercial fusion reactors.The plant's two reactors were shut down in February 1991 after safety fears.
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