boiling water reactor

boiling water reactor
a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; the water boils in the reactor core and the steam produced can drive a steam turbine
Syn: ↑BWR
Hypernyms: ↑water-cooled reactor

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boiling water reactor,
a nuclear reactor which has its fissionable material immersed in water, heat being dissipated by conversion of water to steam.

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