Definition of Nuclear winter

1. Noun. A long period of darkness and extreme cold that scientists predict would follow a full-scale nuclear war; a layer of dust and smoke in the atmosphere would cover the earth and block the rays of the sun; most living organisms would perish.

Generic synonyms: Cataclysm, Catastrophe

Definition of Nuclear winter

1. Noun. A predicted drop in global temperature following a nuclear war due to dust in the upper atmosphere reducing sunlight reaching the ground. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nuclear Winter

nuclear stain
nuclear submarine
nuclear summer
nuclear summers
nuclear terrorism
nuclear testing
nuclear transplantation
nuclear transport
nuclear war
nuclear warfare
nuclear warhead
nuclear wars
nuclear waste
nuclear weapon
nuclear weapons
nuclear winter (current term)
nuclear winters

Literary usage of Nuclear winter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon (1986)
"National Academy Press, Washington, DC nuclear winter: The State of the Science GEORGE F. CARRIER, PH.D. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts During ..."

2. Exploring the Moon and Mars: Choices for the Nation (1992)
"... nuclear winter and the End of the Arms Race (New York, NY: Random House, 1991), App. C. They point out that research on the consequences to the world's ..."

3. Cry of the Phoenix by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1995)
"As Dr. Cohen notes, nuclear winter is a dangerous HOAX perpetrated by Soviet agents who are “more than happy to see the US lose confidence in defending ..."

4. NATO's Future: Toward a New Transatlantic Bargain by Stanley R. Sloan (1995)
"The fact that the two superpowers possess nuclear weapons sufficient to destroy each other many times over —and, according to the "nuclear winter" theory,1 ..."

5. Soviet Military Policy Since World War II by Richard Felix Staar (1986)
"... economic control, repair damage, and begin recovery. "nuclear winter" is not a part of any Soviet operational concept for the conduct of nuclear war. ..."

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