bio·​weap·​on ˈbī-ō-ˌwe-pən How to pronounce bioweapon (audio)

Examples of bioweapon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bioweapon is stolen during a secret handover between Korean and U.S. intelligence agencies, which leads to both governments and a black ops team going to war to recover the virus. Sara Merican, Deadline, 10 July 2024 Pro-Russia conspiracy peddlers said Moscow’s airstrikes in Ukraine were aimed at bioweapons labs where Fauci was developing a COVID-19 sequel. Robin Abcarian, The Mercury News, 27 June 2024 Drones, robotics, and bioweapons change how defense oicials evaluate oensive and defensive capabilities. Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 But imagine the same thing happening — a highly contagious bioweapon being stolen from a national lab — but also engineered to be far more deadly. Bradley Tusk, New York Daily News, 1 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for bioweapon 

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bioweapon was in 1962

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“Bioweapon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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bio·​weap·​on ˈbī-ō-ˌwep-ən How to pronounce bioweapon (audio)
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