nuclear fusion reaction
nuclear fusion reaction uclear fusion reaction n. A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.

Syn: fusion, nuclear fusion. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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