a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
Hypernyms: ↑weapon, ↑arm, ↑weapon system

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Weapon(s) of mass destruction

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WMD UK [ˌdʌb(ə)ljuː em ˈdiː] US [ˌdʌb(ə)lju em ˈdi] noun [plural]
Thesaurus: nuclear weaponshyponym chemical and biological weaponshyponym

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abbr. weapon(s) of mass destruction

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weapons of mass destruction

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WMD 7 [WMD] [ˌdʌbljuː em ˈdiː] [ˌdʌbljuː em ˈdiː] abbreviation
Example Bank:

The likelihood of terrorists using WMD is low, but their successful use could cause massive casualties.

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