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Slaughter

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Noun

1. slaughter

the killing of animals (as for food)

3. butchery, carnage, mass murder, massacre, slaughter

the savage and excessive killing of many people

Verb

4. butcher, slaughter

kill (animals) usually for food consumption

Example Sentences:
'They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter'

5. massacre, mow down, slaughter

kill a large number of people indiscriminately

Example Sentences:
'The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Slaughter

see synonyms of slaughter
noun
1. 
the killing of animals, esp for food
2. 
the savage killing of a person
3. 
the indiscriminate or brutal killing of large numbers of people, as in war; massacre
4. informal
a resounding defeat
verb (transitive)
5. 
to kill (animals), esp for food
6. 
to kill in a brutal manner
7. 
to kill indiscriminately or in large numbers
8. informal
to defeat resoundingly

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Slaughter

see synonyms of slaughter
noun
1. 
the killing of an animal or animals for food; butchering
2. 
the killing of a human being, esp. in a brutal manner
3. 
the killing of people in large numbers, as in battle
4.  Informal
a complete defeat or victory
verb transitive
5. 
to kill (an animal or animals) for food; butcher
6. 
to kill (people), esp. brutally or in large numbers
7.  Informal
to conquer or defeat completely

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Slaughter

see synonyms of slaughter
n.
1. The killing of animals especially for food.
2. The killing of a large number of people; a massacre: "I could not give my name to aid the slaughter in this war, fought on both sides for grossly material ends" (Sylvia Pankhurst).
tr.v. slaugh·tered, slaugh·ter·ing, slaugh·ters
1. To kill (animals) especially for food; butcher.
2.
a. To kill (people) in large numbers; massacre.
b. To kill in a violent or brutal manner.

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