pressurized water reactor

pressurized water reactor
a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; the steam produced can drive a steam turbine
Syn: ↑PWR
Hypernyms: ↑water-cooled reactor

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pressurized water reactor noun
A nuclear reactor using water-cooling at a pressure such that the boiling point of the water is above the highest temperature reached (see also ↑boiling-water reactor under ↑boil1, ↑light-water reactor under ↑light2)
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