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Definitions for chernobyl
tʃɜrˈnoʊ bəl, tʃɛr-cher·nobyl

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  1. Chernobyl(noun)

    a city in north central Ukraine; site of a major disaster at a nuclear power plant (26 April 1986)


  1. Chernobyl(Noun)

    A major nuclear-energy accident.

  2. Chernobyl(ProperNoun)

    An abandoned city in northern Ukraine, known as being the site of a nuclear accident.

  3. Origin: From Чернобыль, from чернобыль. Compare Чорнобиль, from чорнобиль, from чорнe + билля.


  1. Chernobyl

    Chernobyl or Chornobyl is an abandoned city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in northern Kiev Oblast, Ukraine near the border with Belarus. The city had been the administrative centre of the Chernobyl Raion since 1932. The city was evacuated in 1986 due to the Chernobyl disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, located 14.5 kilometres north-northwest. The power plant was within Chernobyl Raion, but the city was not the residence of the power plant workers. When the power plant was under construction, Prypiat, a city larger and closer to the power plant, had been built as home for the power plant workers. After the accident the Chernobyl Raion administration was transferred to the neighboring Ivankiv Raion. Though the city today is mostly uninhabited, a small number of people reside in houses marked with signs stating that the "Owner of this house lives here". Workers on watch and administrative personnel of the Zone of Alienation are stationed in the city on a long term basis. Prior to its evacuation, the city was inhabited by about 14,000 residents. The city of Slavutych was built specifically for the evacuated population of Chernobyl.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chernobyl in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chernobyl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of chernobyl in a Sentence

  1. Geraldo Abreu:

    Fundao is the Chernobyl of the mining industry. There is a before and there is an after.

  2. Dominik Orfanus:

    The untouched scenery, wilderness, the contrast of the past and now, make Chernobyl really interesting for photographers.

  3. Jim Smith:

    When humans are removed, nature flourishes - even in the wake of the world's worst nuclear accident, it's very likely that wildlife numbers at Chernobyl are now much higher than they were before the accident.

  4. Yaky Yanay:

    My wish that our therapy was available five years ago when we had the Fukushima disaster or 30 years ago when we had the Chernobyl not mentioning the Second World War which was a significant exposure to radiation.

  5. Beppe Grillo:

    You cannot allow ... Battaglia, a consultant to multinationals, to go on television and casually say no one died at Chernobyl. I'll kick you in the backside and throw you off television, I'll report you and send you to jail.

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