Pronunciation: (dē-nOO'klē-u-rīz", -nyOO'- or, by metathesis, -kyu-lu-), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to remove nuclear weapons from (a country, region, etc.).
2. to prohibit the deployment or construction of nuclear weapons in (a country, region, etc.). Also, esp. Brit.,de•nu'cle•ar•ise".
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