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massacre

mas·sa·cre

massacre

 
pronunciation:
mae s kr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: the killing of a large number of people or animals in a cruel and violent manner.
The emperor ordered the massacre of the villagers.
synonyms:
slaughter
similar words:
bloodshed, Holocaust
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: massacred, massacres, massacring
definition: to kill in great numbers in a cruel manner.
Many Native Americans were massacred by U.S. soldiers.
synonyms:
slaughter
similar words:
annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, exterminate
derivation: massacrer (n.)