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 for nuclear
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nucleal \Nu"cle*al\, Nuclear \Nu"cle*ar\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to a nucleus; as, the nuclear spindle
        (see Illust. of Karyokinesis) or the nuclear fibrils of
        a cell; the nuclear part of a comet, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nuclear \Nu"cle*ar\, a.
     1. of, pertaining to, or using nuclear weapons; a nuclear
        exchange, i.e. a reciprocal bombardment by nuclear
        weapons..
        [PJC]
  
     2. Of, pertaining to, or powered by atomic energy; same as
        nuclear-powered; as, a nuclear submarine; a nuclear
        power plant.
        [PJC]
  
     3. Of or pertaining to nations possessing nuclear weapons;
        as, the nuclear club.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nuclear
      adj 1: (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of
             atomic energy; "nuclear war"; "nuclear weapons"; "atomic
             bombs" [syn: nuclear, atomic] [ant: conventional]
      2: of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom;
         "nuclear physics"; "nuclear fission"; "nuclear forces"
      3: of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell;
         "nuclear membrane"; "nuclear division"
      4: constituting or like a nucleus; "annexation of the suburban
         fringe by the nuclear metropolis"; "the nuclear core of the
         congregation"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "nuclear":
     amidships, average, central, chromatinic, chromosomal, core,
     diploid, equatorial, equidistant, extranuclear, halfway, haploid,
     heteronuclear, homonuclear, interior, intermediary, intermediate,
     isonuclear, mean, medial, median, mediocre, mediterranean, medium,
     mesial, mezzo, mid, middle, middlemost, middling, midland, midmost,
     midships, midway, nucleal, nucleary, nucleate, nucleolar,
     nucleolate, nucleolated, polyploid, thermonuclear
  
  

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