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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atomic warhead, nuclear warhead, thermonuclear warhead, nuke(verb)

    the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb

  2. nuke, atomize, atomise, zap(verb)

    strike at with firepower or bombs

    "zap the enemy"

  3. atom-bomb, nuke(verb)

    bomb with atomic weapons

  4. microwave, micro-cook, zap, nuke(verb)

    cook or heat in a microwave oven

    "You can microwave the leftovers"


  1. nuke(Noun)

    Something that negates - especially on a catastrophic scale. Destruction.

    Etymology: Short form of nuclear (weapon).

  2. nuke(Noun)

    A microwave oven

    "Just put it in the nuke for two minutes and then eat it."

    Etymology: Short form of nuclear (weapon).

  3. nuke(Noun)

    Nuclear electrical power generation station.

    Etymology: Short form of nuclear (weapon).

  4. nuke(Verb)

    To use a nuclear weapon on a target.

    First they nuked Hiroshima, then Nagasaki.

    Etymology: Short form of nuclear (weapon).

  5. nuke(Verb)

    To cook food or beverages in a microwave oven.

    I'll nuke some pizza for dinner.

    Etymology: Short form of nuclear (weapon).

  6. nuke(Verb)

    To completely destroy.

    To try to hide his posting history on Usenet, he had his posts nuked from the Google archives.uE000110349uE001 (see also expunge)

    Etymology: Short form of nuclear (weapon).


  1. Nuke

    Nuke is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Universe. The character first appears in Daredevil #232 and was created by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli. Nuke's most distinguishing feature is an American Flag tattooed on his face.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. nuke

    [common] 1. To intentionally delete the entire contents of a given directory or storage volume. “On Unix, rm -r /usr will nuke everything in the usr filesystem.” Never used for accidental deletion; contrast blow away. 2. Syn. for dike, applied to smaller things such as files, features, or code sections. Often used to express a final verdict. “What do you want me to do with that 80-meg session file?” “Nuke it.” 3. Used of processes as well as files; nuke is a frequent verbal alias for kill -9 on Unix. 4. On IBM PCs, a bug that results in fandango on core can trash the operating system, including the FAT (the in-core copy of the disk block chaining information). This can utterly scramble attached disks, which are then said to have been nuked. This term is also used of analogous lossages on Macintoshes and other micros without memory protection.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of NUKE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of NUKE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of NUKE in a Sentence

  1. skyla:

    what did the nuke say to the other? let's nuke this area.

  2. Melissa Hanham:

    If North Korea pulls out (an ICBM) everyone knows it'll be launched with a nuke, these little missiles you don't know, so it's hard to be prepared.

  3. Calvin Moore:

    Senator Tester has obstructed President Trump at every turn and now he’s paying the price, these developments really nuke his campaign strategy of trying to cozy up to President Trump, when all he’s really done has been to obstruct, obstruct, obstruct.

  4. Bob Menendez:

    The problem is we have gone from preventing a nuke in Iran to managing it.

  5. Ryann Weller:

    Mentally and emotionally, I've been a freaking wreck, if I get two more I lose my livelihood. I've already told my community that if I receive one more strike then I'm gon na have to move forward and nuke basically everything.

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  • lave mad i mikronDanish
  • planta nuclearSpanish
  • ydinase, tuhota, mikro, mikroaaltouuniFinnish
  • bombe atomique, anéantir, micro-onder, arme nucléaire, centrale nucléaire, micro-ondes, four micro-onde, atomiserFrench
  • 핵, 박살내다Korean

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