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killing

kill·ing

killing

 
pronunciation:
kI lIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of putting to death.
synonyms:
execution, murder, slaying
similar words:
butchery, destruction, dispatch, elimination, slaughter
definition 2: an animal, esp. game, that has been killed.
synonyms:
kill
similar words:
carcass, game, prey, quarry
definition 3: (informal) a huge and sudden monetary gain.
He made a killing at the gambling table.
synonyms:
windfall
similar words:
bonanza, fortune, gain, profit
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing death.
synonyms:
deathly, fatal, lethal, mortal
similar words:
deadly, murderous
definition 2: exhausting.
a killing marathon run
synonyms:
draining, exhausting, prostrating
similar words:
arduous, fatiguing, tiring, wearying
derivation: killingly (adv.)