fissile

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fissile (comparative more fissile, superlative most fissile)

  1. Able to be split
  2. (geology) Easily split along a grain
  3. (physics) Capable of undergoing nuclear fission, especially by collision with a thermal neutron
    • 2014 March 30, Choe Sang-hun, “North Korea vows to use 'new form' of nuclear test”, in The New York Times[1]:
      North Korea may soon have access to regular amounts of fissile material if it doesn't already ...

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fissile (plural fissiles)

  1. fissile, fissible

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fissile (masculine and feminine plural fissili)

  1. fissile
  2. (physics) fissile, fissionable
  3. (geology) fissile

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