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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hypothetical form of nuclear fusion occurring without the use of extreme temperature or pressure.

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  • n. A hypothetical form of nuclear fusion not requiring the usual immensely high temperatures

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. nuclear fusion at or near room temperatures; claims to have discovered it are generally considered to have been mistaken

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Examples

  • Eliopolos's cheerful "Fred, good to see you" meant just the opposite and Rhyme wondered what was the source of the cold fusion between them.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • An ominous prophecy from The Book of the Damned, which Sister Bernadette filched from Father Diavolo in Episode 14, hints that Armageddon itself is drawing nigh, in the form of a brilliant alchemist who is on the verge of discovering the secret of cold fusion — in 1592!

    The Warslayer

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