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Meaning of nuclearize

nu•cle•ar•ize

Pronunciation: (n'klē-u-rīz", ny'- or, by metathesis, -kyu lu-), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to equip with nuclear weapons; give nuclear capability to: a fear that armed forces on both sides would become nuclearized.
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