Definition of depleted uranium in English:

depleted uranium

noun

  • [mass noun] Uranium from which most of the fissile isotope uranium-235 has been removed.

    • ‘Weapons coated with depleted uranium leave a radioactive toxic dust behind.’
    • ‘Radioactive depleted uranium has a half-life of 4500 million years.’
    • ‘These numbers are compounded by the use of depleted uranium during the war, made out of nuclear waste and used in bombs and bullets.’
    • ‘The problem with depleted uranium is the fact that it is radioactive.’
    • ‘It also seems that they are having trouble differentiating between depleted uranium and enriched uranium.’

Pronunciation:

depleted uranium

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