Meaning of nuke

nuke

Pronunciation: (nk, nyk), [key]
— n., adj., v., nuked, nuk•ing.
—n.
  1. a nuclear or thermonuclear weapon.
  2. a nuclear power plant or nuclear reactor.
  3. nuclear energy: to convert from coal to nuke.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a nuclear or thermonuclear weapon or to a nuclear plant.
—v.t.
  1. to attack, defeat, or destroy with or as if with nuclear weapons.
  2. to cook or bake in a microwave oven. Slang.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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