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killing

kill·ing

killing

 
pronunciation:
kI lIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of putting to death.
The police are investigating a killing.
synonyms:
execution, murder, slaying
similar words:
destruction, slaughter
definition 2: (informal) a huge and sudden gain in money.
synonyms:
windfall
similar words:
fortune, gain, profit
derivation: killingly (adv.)