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Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of nuclear (weapon).

NounEdit

nuke (plural nukes)

  1. Nuclear weapon.
    "I can buy nukes on the black market for $40 million each" - John Travolta in the movie Swordfish.
  2. Something that negates or destroys, especially on a catastrophic scale.
  3. (US, slang) A microwave oven
    "Just put it in the nuke for two minutes and then eat it."
  4. Nuclear electrical power generation station.[1]
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VerbEdit

nuke (third-person singular simple present nukes, present participle nuking, simple past and past participle nuked)

  1. (transitive) To use a nuclear weapon on a target.
    First they nuked Hiroshima, then Nagasaki.
  2. (transitive, colloquial) To cook in a microwave oven.
    I'll nuke some pizza for dinner.
  3. (transitive, colloquial) To destroy or erase completely.
    To try to hide his posting history on Usenet, he had his posts nuked from the Google archives.[2]
  4. (transitive, Internet slang) To carry out a denial-of-service attack against (an IRC user).
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

nuke (plural nukes)

  1. Alternative form of nuc (nucleus colony of bees)

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