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overkill, n. & v.
1 the amount by which destruction or the capacity for destruction exceeds what is necessary for victory or annihilation.
2 excess; excessive behaviour.
--v.tr. & intr. kill or destroy to a greater extent than necessary.



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For further exploring for "overkill" in Webster Dictionary Online

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