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n. - A unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second.

Usage examples (35)
  • (A curie is a measure of radioactivity, with 1 curie equal to the activity of one gram of radium.
  • On a more general note, how can amicus curie briefs have “exhibits”?
  • "When do you get off work, curie?" he inquired with the lift of an eyebrow.
  • “You live on the dead, Lestiboudois!” the curie at last said to him one day. for more
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  • A "cure" is a remedy for an ailment, a "cure" is a parish priest, while a "curie" is a unit of radiation.
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