1. weapon/weapons of mass destruction: a weapon or weapons that can cause great destruction, loss of life, or injury: nuclear WMDs.

Origin of WMD

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby WMD

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How to use WMD in a sentence

  • WMD can easily complicate our ability to influence positive and constructive behavior of possessors.

    Shock and Awe | Harlan K. Ullman

British Dictionary definitions for WMD


abbreviation for
  1. weapon(s) of mass destruction

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