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English noun: overkill

1. overkill (attribute) the capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required

Broader (hypernym)capability, capableness

2. overkill (act) any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal

Broader (hypernym)effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail

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