I. noun Etymology: multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle Date: 1967 a missile with two or more warheads designed to strike separate enemy targets; also any of the warheads of such a missile II. verb (MIRVed; MIRVing) Date: 1968 transitive verb to equip with MIRV warheads intransitive verb to arm one's forces with MIRVs

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