Definition of Heavy water

1. Noun. Water containing a substantial proportion of deuterium atoms, used in nuclear reactors.

Exact synonyms: Deuterium Oxide
Generic synonyms: Moderator



Definition of Heavy water

1. Noun. (chemistry) water containing deuterium instead of normal hydrogen (symbol D2O); used as a moderator in nuclear reactors. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Heavy water

1. most commonly used by cell biologists to stabilise microtubules. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heavy Water

heavy liquid petrolatum
heavy metal
heavy metal neuropathy
heavy metal umlaut
heavy metal umlauts
heavy nitrogen
heavy oxygen
heavy particle
heavy roller
heavy rollers
heavy sink
heavy spar
heavy swell
heavy tail
heavy tails
heavy water (current term)
heavy weapon
heavy whipping cream
heavyhanded
heavyhearted
heavyheartedly
heavyheartedness
heavying
heavyish
heavys
heavyset
heavyweight
heavyweights
heazlewoodite
hebbosome

Literary usage of Heavy water

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1. Capital (1888)
"NUCLEAR POWER heavy water Plants Four heavy water plants are being set up in the ... In Tuticorin, the production of heavy water started on 17th July. ..."

2. The Face of the Earth: (Das Antlitz Der Erde) by Eduard Suess (1906)
"The heavy water of the North sea finds its way in through the deep channels of the Belts, while the light water of the Baltic flows out over it; ..."

3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1857)
"This substratum of heavy water was, therefore, probably within the tropics and at the surface when it received its warmth. Water, we know, is transported to ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1857)
"This substratum of heavy water was, therefore, probably within the tropics and at the surface when it received its warmth. Water, we know, is transported to ..."

5. India and the United States: Estranged Democracies, 1941-1991 by Dennis Kux (1994)
"They asserted that India's using heavy water supplied by the United States in the production of the plutonium for the test was a violation of the 1956 ..."

6. Nuclear Legislation: Analytical Study : Regulatory and Institutional by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2000)
"Canada's exports of uranium, heavy water and nuclear equipment and technology for nuclear fuel cycle use are subject to Canada's nuclear non,proliferation ..."

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