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4 letters words from 'nuke'


3 letters words from 'nuke'

UKE 7 

2 letters words from 'nuke'

EN 2NE 2
NU 2UN 2

All 4 letters words made out of nuke

nuke unke nkue knue ukne kune nuek unek neuk enuk uenk eunk nkeu kneu neku enku kenu eknu uken kuen uekn eukn keun ekun

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Definitions and meaning of nuke



  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /njuːk/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /n(j)uk/
  • Rhymes: -uːk
  • Homophones: neuk, nuc
  • Hyphenation: nuke

Etymology 1

Clipping of nuclear weapon. The verb is derived from the noun.


nuke (plural nukes) (chiefly US, colloquial)

  1. A nuclear weapon.
  2. (by extension) Something that destroys or negates, especially on a catastrophic scale.
  3. A nuclear power station.
  4. (nautical) A vessel such as a ship or submarine running on nuclear power.
  5. A person (such as a sailor in a navy or a scientist) who works with nuclear weapons or nuclear power.
  6. (warez) A cautionary flag placed on a release to label it as "bad" for some reason or another (e.g., being a dupe of a previous release or containing malware).
  7. (rare) A microwave oven.
Derived terms
  • antinuke
  • micronuke
  • nukage
  • nukespeak
  • nukewar
  • tacnuke


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

  1. (transitive, chiefly US, colloquial) To use a nuclear weapon on a target.
  2. (transitive, chiefly US, colloquial, figuratively) To destroy or erase completely.
    Synonyms: annihilate, devastate, obliterate; see also Thesaurus:destroy
    1. (Wikimedia Commons jargon) to completely delete all uploads of an user, usually due to copyright violations or vandalism
  3. (transitive, Internet slang, by extension) To carry out a denial-of-service attack against (an IRC user).
  4. (transitive, chiefly US, colloquial) To expose to some form of radiation.
  5. (transitive, chiefly US, colloquial) To cook in a microwave oven.
  6. (transitive, warez) To flag a release as bad for some reason or another (for instance, due to being a dupe of an earlier release or containing malware).
  7. (transitive, US, nautical, colloquial) To over-analyze or overly despair over something.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Clipping of nuc(leus)


nuke (plural nukes)

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

Etymology 3

See nucha.


nuke (plural nukes)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) Alternative form of nucha (spinal cord; nape of the neck)

Etymology 4

See nook.


nuke (plural nukes)

  1. (chiefly Northern England, archaic) Alternative form of nook (a corner of a piece of land; an angled piece of land, especially one extending into other land)


Further reading

  • nuke (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


  • neuk, unke

  • to attack with nuclear weapons.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)