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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A solid silvery grey radioactive transuranic element whose atoms can be split when bombarded with neutrons.

Usage examples (33)
  • The half-life of (radioactive) plutonium is about 77,000 years.
  • Given that just 8 kg of plutonium is enough to fabricate a nuclear weapon, this figure is significant.
  • “I'm sure that in 1985 plutonium is available in every corner drugstore, but in 1955 it's a little hard to come by.”
  • In 2007, North Korea shut down its main plutonium-producing plant and agreed to end all nuclear programs in exchange for aid and diplomatic concessions. for more
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