Meaning of denuclearize in English:


Pronunciation /diːˈnjuːklɪərʌɪz/


(also British denuclearise)
[with object]
  • Remove nuclear weapons from.

    ‘the US said it would denuclearize most of its naval vessels’
    • ‘Above all, the decision was made to denuclearize Europe by withdrawing all forward-based nuclear warheads, especially the few low-yield warheads we had deployed, and by shifting military planning to a conventional response.’
    • ‘The need to denuclearize the peninsula and prevent weapons of mass destruction from proliferating are also expected to be pillars of the plan.’
    • ‘I want to denuclearize the peninsula and make it a peaceful place.’
    • ‘This also implies everybody reached an important consensus - everybody hopes the peninsula will be stable, peaceful and denuclearized.’
    • ‘So, first step, I think, everyone agrees, we've got to get this place denuclearized.’