Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One million deaths. Used as a unit in reference to nuclear warfare.

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  • n. one million deaths, especially as a unit of measure in reference to nuclear warfare

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the death of a million people

Etymologies

From mega + death. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • No North Korean missile is heading your way with a huge canister of megadeath; Obama forgives your nasty rejection of government stimulus money and will send the check anyway, Bristol has finally agreed to use condoms (thank God!), and Hubby just pulled in the driveway with another truck-load of machine-gunned moose.

    Sarah Smile

  • Yet somehow all this damage caused by love is accepted as natural and worth it, just like car megadeath (every year over a million people die in car accidents) has been tolerated by society.

    Vows

  • Needless to say Mandrake's deferential, diplomatic I-say-old-chap twittering completely fails to sway Ripper or stop the megadeath-dealing behemoth he has set in motion.

    Tony Hendra: That Special Blair Bush Relationship; Shades of Doctor Strangelove.

  • Yet we've made zero progress on our main problem: slaughtering each other in generous megadeath quantities.

    Jonathan Schwarz: Wow, We Suck

  • Kahn and his fellow “megadeath intellectuals” believed the United States needed to have a large number of bombs and plans for their use in multiple contingencies.

    The Great Experiment

  • All these tools are now for sale; and how very remarkable it is, in the larger scheme, that the world's first megadeath madam, the metallurgist A.Q. Khan, is "a national hero" in Pakistan.

    Terrorism's New Structure

  • But ceding it led inexorably to megadeath, including Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Auschwitz and Belsen.

    Memories of the Falklands

  • Richardson listed seven megadeath conflicts in tier two, i. e, magnitude six.

    The Cutting Edge of Chaos

  • It's a multiplayer megadeath fest, which may not be for every taste.

    Diversions

  • I do remember some people scoffed at their name as childish hyperbole but we live in a world where megadeath caused by weapons of mass kaplooey is a real concern and the band is of this world ... you know what I mean.

    Archive 2004-10-01

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