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megadeath Syllabification: meg·a·death
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɡəˌdeTH/

Definition of megadeath in English:

noun

A unit used in quantifying the casualties of nuclear war, equal to the deaths of one million people.
Example sentences
  • We're talking megadeaths, if not outright extinction!
  • Dr. Caldicott retreated to the outback, but she left a legacy of tremendous mass awareness about the threat of nuke megadeath and planetcide.

Words that rhyme with megadeath

Japheth • shibboleth

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