WMD


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WMD

abbr.
weapon of mass destruction

WMD

abbreviation for
(Military) weapon(s) of mass destruction
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.WMD - a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)WMD - a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfare; "they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon"
chemical weapon - chemical substances that can be delivered using munitions and dispersal devices to cause death or severe harm to people and animals and plants
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
high explosive - a powerful chemical explosive that produces gas at a very high rate
Translations

WMD

[ˌdʌbəljuːɛmˈdiː] npl abbr (=weapons of mass destruction) → ADM fpl
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The challenges in preventing WMD proliferation are not getting any easier, with bad actors seeking to acquire dual-use materials to advance their WMD or missile programs, disguising the transactions, and using front companies to hide the end users.
Thus the EU took some practical steps, including the adoption of policy documents on the proliferation of nuclear weapons and finally adopted the EU WMD strategy in 2003.
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The term "dual-use goods and technologies" or "strategic goods" refers to items which could be used both for peaceful means as well as to build WMD such as chemicals which could be used to make fertilizers, make-up or high explosives, he explained.
Like many nations, the United States is vulnerable to CBRN and WMD threats from a growing number of adversaries.
Owing to the transfer of materials and technologies, 23 countries stockpile or have chemical WMD capability: China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Myanmar, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, United States and Vietnam.
Intelligence sources said that militant Islamist groups, however, were already in Syria fighting against the government and would be prepared to raid WMD stockpiles.
France said recently that any chemical weapons use would be "a legitimate reason for direct intervention" in the conflict and the US has said WMD use is "a red line" not to be crossed.
Shehabi should know, since this is the fourth time that he has participated in post-sponsored WMD training.
Organisers of the 16th WMD called upon artists to register to participate in the WMD day celebrations that will be held on 18 June in Windhoek, Swakopmund, Oshakati, Rundu and Katima Mulilo.
Once the property of only a few large states, the reality of WMD today is that some small countries and nonstate actors seek them to bolster their influence and perceived credibility, possibly by committing horrific acts with them.