nuke
I. noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from nuclear Date: 1959 1. a nuclear weapon 2. a nuclear-powered electric generating station II. transitive verb (nuked; nuking) Date: 1967 1. to attack or destroy with or as if with nuclear bombs 2. microwave

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