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 re-analysis continued to show significant reductions in SBP and DBP for spironolactone compared with placebo (SBP: WMD = -10.8 mm Hg; 95% CI, -13.16 to -8.43 mm Hg; DBP: WMD = -4.62 mm Hg; 95% CI, -6.05 to -3.2 mm Hg; [I.sup.2] = 35%), confirming that the excluded trial was the source of heterogeneity in the initial analysis and that spironolactone continued to significantly lower BP for the treatment group compared with controls.
Nonproliferation is preventive and takes place before WMD acquisition.
During the war itself, fear of massive retaliation kept Saddam from using WMD against US forces.
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.
"The main exercises were conducted-as if an enemy used weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
"Without the proper legislation in place that would prevent proliferation of WMD, we risk the destruction of lives and properties and the security of our country should the same fall into the wrong hands," Trillanes, a former Navy officer, said.
He indicated that the WMD possessed by Israel, the US, England and France can destroy the earth in minutes in a time when the representatives of the US announce at the international conferences that they are not responsible for the current wars which are by "chance" taking place in the developing countries, and they call for accounting the officials of these countries.
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.
Shehabi should know, since this is the fourth time that he has participated in post-sponsored WMD training.