weapon of mass destruction


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weapon of mass destruction

[′wep·ən əv ′mas di′strək·shən]
(ordnance)
Nuclear, bacteriological, or other weapon capable of causing widespread death or destruction.
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Use of a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death; aiding and abetting (two counts.
But as you alluded to, a weapon of mass destruction in our world goes beyond that [definition] and includes improvised explosive devices.
Iraq's one real weapon of mass destruction was its dictator Saddam Hussein - and he is still on the run.

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