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overkill

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvərkɪl; ˈəʊvəkɪl/

Translation of overkill in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Military/Militar][ sobrecapacidad de exterminación ]
    Example sentences
    • Despite his sense of legality, he could resort to dramatic displays of armed might and air power to quell internal opposition with literal overkill.
    • The main consideration was to avoid weapon overkill.
    1.2 (excess) exageración (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Nevertheless, one can't help but think the hordes of Canadian Mounted Police and other law enforcement personnel amounts to overkill.
    • While it may seem like overkill, the military was finally satisfied.
    • Yet now that the government seems to be throwing its weight behind the issue, some critics call it overkill.

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