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slaughter

slaugh·ter

slaughter

 
 
pronunciation:
slaw tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the killing and butchering of animals, esp. for their meat.
synonyms:
butchering
definition 2: the brutal killing of large numbers of people or animals; massacre.
synonyms:
bloodbath, carnage, massacre
similar words:
blood
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: slaughtered, slaughtering, slaughters
definition 1: to kill and butcher (animals).
synonyms:
butcher
similar words:
kill, slay
definition 2: to kill (animals or people) brutally, indiscriminately, and in large numbers.
synonyms:
massacre
similar words:
butcher, decimate, kill, murder, slay
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derivations: slaughterous (adj.), slaughterer (n.)
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