Definitions of overkill
  1. noun
    any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal
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    type of:
    effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  2. noun
    the capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required
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    type of:
    capability, capableness
    the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
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