megadeath

noun
mega·​death | \ ˈme-gə-ˌdeth How to pronounce megadeath (audio) \

Definition of megadeath

: one million deaths usually used as a unit in reference to nuclear warfare

Examples of megadeath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Megascale is nearly the existential threat that megadeath is. Adrienne Lafrance, The Atlantic, 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of megadeath

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Megadeath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megadeath. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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