nuclear winter

nuclear winter
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "nuclear winter":
singular nuclear winter plural nuclear winters
a long period of cold and darkness that could follow a nuclear war, during which the sun's heat and light would be blocked by clouds of dust

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