Overkill vs Winterkill - What's the difference?

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Overkill is a related term of winterkill.


In lang=en terms the difference between overkill and winterkill

is that overkill is to destroy something with more (nuclear) force than is required while winterkill is to die from the above effects of winter conditions.

As nouns the difference between overkill and winterkill

is that overkill is (literally) a destructive capacity that exceeds that needed to destroy an enemy; especially with nuclear weapons while winterkill is the mortality resulting from lethal wintry conditions among a human, animal and/or vegetal population.

As verbs the difference between overkill and winterkill

is that overkill is to destroy something with more (nuclear) force than is required while winterkill is to kill by the conditions of winter, especially the effect of the cold, freezing.

overkill

English

Noun

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  • (literally) A destructive capacity that exceeds that needed to destroy an enemy; especially with nuclear weapons.
  • (idiomatic) An unnecessary excess of whatever is needed to achieve a goal.
  • 24 hours of TV coverage of the US election verged on overkill .
    Should I give you yet more homework, or would that be overkill ?

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To destroy something with more (nuclear) force than is required.
  • winterkill

    English

    Alternative forms

    * winter-kill * winter kill

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The mortality resulting from lethal wintry conditions among a human, animal and/or vegetal population.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To kill by the conditions of winter, especially the effect of the cold, freezing.
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  • To die from the above effects of winter conditions.
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