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weapons of mass destructionnoun [plural]

uk   /ˌwep.ənz əv ˌmæs dɪˈstrʌk.ʃən/  us   /ˌwep.ənz əv ˌmæs dɪˈstrʌk.ʃən/ (abbreviation WMD)
weapons, like nuclear bombs, that cause a lot of damage and kill many people
(Definition of weapons of mass destruction from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “weapons of mass destruction”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大规模杀伤性武器…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大規模殺傷性武器…
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