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breeder

  

      n  
1    a person who breeds plants or animals  
2    something that reproduces, esp. to excess  
rabbits are persistent breeders     
3    an animal kept for breeding purposes  
4    a source or cause  
a breeder of discontent     
5       short for       breeder reactor  


breeder reactor  
      n   a type of nuclear reactor that produces more fissionable material than it consumes  
   Compare       converter reactor  
  
See also  
    fast-breeder reactor  
fast-breeder reactor  
      n   a nuclear reactor that uses little or no moderator and produces more fissionable material than it consumes  
   See also       breeder reactor       fast reactor  
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