weapons of mass destruction


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weapon of mass destruction

n. pl. weapons of mass destruction
A weapon that can cause widespread destruction or kill large numbers of people, especially a nuclear, chemical, or biological weapon.

weapons of mass destruction

pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons that can cause indiscriminate death or injury on a large scale. Abbreviation: WMD

weapons of mass destruction

Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people. Weapons of mass destruction can be high explosives or nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons, but exclude the means of transporting or propelling the weapon where such means is a separable and divisible part of the weapon. Also called WMD. See also destruction; special operations.
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