Definition of Radioactive dust

1. Noun. The radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion.

Exact synonyms: Fallout
Generic synonyms: Dust

Lexicographical Neighbors of Radioactive Dust

radio waves
radioactive atom
radioactive constant
radioactive contamination
radioactive cow
radioactive dating
radioactive datings
radioactive decay
radioactive dust (current term)
radioactive equilibrium
radioactive fallout
radioactive fallouts
radioactive iodide uptake test
radioactive iodine
radioactive iodine excretion test
radioactive iodine test
radioactive iodine uptake test
radioactive isotope
radioactive material
radioactive pollutants
radioactive probe
radioactive thyroxine
radioactive tracer

Literary usage of Radioactive dust

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

1. Nuclear Safety: Concerns With the Continuing Operation of Soviet-Designed edited by Gene Aloise, Gary L. Jones (2000)
"Large amounts of radioactive dust, gases, and debris rose into the atmosphere. The radioactive material contaminated more than 60000 square miles of Ukraine ..."

2. Compendium of abstracts of papers on the therapeutic use of radiumby Radium Chemical Company by Radium Chemical Company (1920)
"... and being able to diffuse through porous material, and experiments showed it could not be a radioactive dust, but must be of a radioactive gas. ..."

3. Unchained Reactions: Chernobyl, Glasnost, and Nuclear Deterrence by Arthur T. Hopkins (1994)
"... irrefutable evidence that they were being contaminated with radioactive dust coming from a nuclear reactor inside Soviet borders. ..."

4. Canada: Pacific Coast, the Rockies, Prairie Provinces, and the Territories by Nicola Förg (1998)
"Wind spreads radioactive dust over wide areas, and radioactive material seeps into the groundwater and travels through rivers and lakes for thousands of ..."

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