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accelerator in nuclear physics, a device that creates high-energy particles by acceleration through electrostatic or electromagnetic means, used for research. [1/3 definitions]
acid rain rain that has high acidity because of being mixed with pollutants such as vehicle exhausts and residues from burning of fossil fuels for energy or from chemical manufacturing.
act to do something with purpose or energy. [1/14 definitions]
ADP a biochemical compound involved in the storing and releasing of energy in all living cells; adenosine diphosphate. (Cf. ATP.)
arduous of great energy or vigor; strenuous. [1/3 definitions]
atomic of, relating to, or using atoms or energy generated by atoms. [1/3 definitions]
atomic age (often cap.) the period in history characterized by the development and use of atomic energy in the generation of electrical power and for immensely destructive weapons.
atomic bomb an extremely destructive weapon, the explosive power of which derives from the immense amount of energy suddenly released when the nuclei of uranium 235 or plutonium atoms are split; atom bomb.
atomic energy the energy that is released by an atom in nuclear reactions such as fission or fusion. [2 definitions]
ATP a biochemical compound that serves to store energy in all living cells; adenosine triphosphate. (Cf. ADP.)
bang (informal) a sudden burst of energy or motion. [1/11 definitions]
basal metabolism the minimum expense of energy that is necessary for life in a resting organism.
BeV a unit of energy equal to one billion electron-volts. [1/2 definitions]
biorhythm the use of such cycles in human beings to attempt to predict cycles of behavior, energy level, and the like. [1/2 definitions]
birr1 energy or vigor. [1/3 definitions]
blackbody in physics, a hypothetical body that theoretically absorbs all radiant energy falling on its surface.
blood vigor or energy. [1/7 definitions]
bombard to shoot radiation or high energy particles at. [1/4 definitions]
burn to use as a source of energy. [1/14 definitions]
burn (one's) candle at both ends to use up (one's) energy or youth too fast or on too many activities.
Cal. abbreviation of "large calorie," or "large calories," a unit of energy used for measuring energy value of food oxidized in the body, or the amount of food capable of producing such a unit.