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Noun: overkill  'ow-vu(r),kil
  1. The capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required
  2. Any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal

Derived forms: overkills

Type of: capability, capableness, effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail

Encyclopedia: Overkill