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murder

mur·der

murder

 
 
pronunciation:
muhr dr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the deliberate and unlawful killing of a person.
similar words:
bloodshed, killing, manslaughter
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: murdered, murdering, murders
definition: to kill a person in a way that is deliberate or cruel.
He murdered three people and will be in prison for the rest of his life.
synonyms:
slay
similar words:
assassinate, destroy, dispatch, execute, kill, mutilate
derivations: murderer (n.), murderess (n.)
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