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FISSILE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fissile mean? 

FISSILE (adjective)
  The adjective FISSILE has 2 senses:

1. capable of undergoing nuclear fission
2. capable of being split or cleft or divided in the direction of the grain

  Familiarity information: FISSILE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FISSILE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Capable of undergoing nuclear fission

Synonyms:

fissile; fissionable

Context examples:

a fissionable nucleous / fissionable material

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)


Sense 2fissile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of being split or cleft or divided in the direction of the grain

Context examples:

fissile crystals / fissile wood

Antonym:

nonfissile (not fissile)


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