nuclear reactor

nuclear reactor
nuclear reactors
A nuclear reactor is a machine which is used to produce nuclear energy or the place where this machine and other related machinery and equipment is kept.

Germany has decided to shut its last Soviet-designed nuclear reactor this weekend for safety reasons.

English dictionary. 2008.

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