Etymology
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nuke (n.)

short for nuclear weapon, 1959, U.S. military slang (see nuclear). The verb is attested from 1962; the slang sense of "to cook in a microwave oven" is by 1987. Related: Nuked; nuking.

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Definitions of nuke
1
nuke (v.)
strike at with firepower or bombs;
Synonyms: atomize / atomise / zap
nuke (v.)
bomb with atomic weapons;
Synonyms: atom-bomb
nuke (v.)
cook or heat in a microwave oven;
Synonyms: microwave / micro-cook / zap
2
nuke (n.)
the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb;
Synonyms: atomic warhead / nuclear warhead / thermonuclear warhead
From wordnet.princeton.edu