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subcritical

sub·crit·i·cal

subcritical

 
pronunciation:
suhb krI tih kl
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in physics, pertaining to a value, quantity, or state of a radioactive material that is less than critical.
definition 2: of a nuclear reactor or device, unable to sustain a fission chain reaction.
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