adj. Of or relating to an extreme version of something.
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Dear (Friends / Infidels):

As I sit here with an Afghan on my (lap / TV), I sip a bit of (yummy egg nog / weapons-grade tequila), and find myself reflecting on this (festive / festering) holiday season.
—Frank Cerabino, “Trouble writing holiday letter?,” Cox News Service, December 18, 2001
1990 (earliest)
In his verbal reactor, [Playwright Glen] Berger devises weapons-grade sarcasm.
—Joe Adcock, “'This End Up' is Amusing, Exhilarating Exercise in Exhaustion,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 13, 1990
There was a whiff of putsch in the air this year when GO-New Hampshire restaged its lethal-weapons night. … Albert Gore Jr., alone among the Democrats, had agreed to attend, … but although Gore is determined to court weapons-grade voters in the South, he is apparently worried about his image among more moderate Democrats in the Northeast … and never showed.
—Andrew Kopkind, “Guns of February,” The Nation, February 13, 1988
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