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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Fells was charged with three counts of manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction and one count of possession of a weapon of mass destruction.
LANCASTER - Two Lancaster men were in custody on suspicion of possession of a weapon of mass destruction after authorities found two pounds of sodium cyanide in their home.
What the Alphabet Bomber failed to accomplish in the '70s--commit a major attack with a weapon of mass destruction and thereby usher in a new age of terrorism--the Japanese religious cult Aum Shinryko succeeded in doing in the '90s.

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