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One million deaths. Used as a unit in reference to nuclear warfare.


(Military) the death of a million people, esp in a nuclear war or attack


(ˈmɛg əˌdɛθ)

a unit of one million deaths used in predicting the fatalities in a nuclear war.
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Noun1.megadeath - the death of a million peoplemegadeath - the death of a million people; "they calibrate the effects of atom bombs in megadeaths"
death, decease, expiry - the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"


[ˈmegəˌdeθ] Nmuerte f de un millón de personas
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