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Meaning of OVERKILL

Pronunciation:  'owvur`kil

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal
  2. [n]  the capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required

OVERKILL is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 See Also: capability, capableness, effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail



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