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massacre

mas·sa·cre

massacre

pronunciation:
mae s kr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the indiscriminate killing of a large number of usu. defenseless people or animals.
synonyms:
bloodbath, butchery, carnage, slaughter
similar words:
bloodletting, bloodshed, genocide, Holocaust, pogrom, purge
definition 2: (informal) a decisive defeat, as in a game or sport.
synonyms:
shutout
similar words:
defeat, victory
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: massacred, massacres, massacring
definition 1: to kill in great numbers, esp. in an indiscriminate and cruel manner.
synonyms:
butcher, slaughter
similar words:
annihilate, decimate, eliminate, eradicate, exterminate, liquidate, obliterate
definition 2: (informal) to defeat by a wide margin, as in a game or sport.
synonyms:
annihilate, overwhelm, trounce
similar words:
defeat, smear
derivation: massacrer (n.)