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slaughter

noun

1 slaughter

The killing of animals (as for food).

Dutch: slacht, slachten, slachting
Polish: rzeź, ubój



2 slaughter

A sound defeat.

synonyms: debacle, drubbing, thrashing, trouncing, walloping, whipping.

Dutch: pak slaag

3 slaughter

The savage and excessive killing of many people.

synonyms: butchery, carnage, mass murder, massacre.

Roget 361: killing etc. v.; homicide, manslaughter, murder, assassination, trucidation, iccusion; effusion of blood; blood, blood shed; gore, slaughter, ... show more

Dutch: bloedbad, massamoord

verb

1 slaughter

Kill (animals) usually for food consumption:
— They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter.

synonym: butcher.

Roget 361: kill, put to death, slay, shed blood; murder, assassinate, butcher, slaughter, victimize, immolate; massacre; take away life, deprive of life; make away with, ... show more

2 slaughter

Kill a large number of people indiscriminately.

synonyms: massacre, mow down.


Moby thesaurus: annihilate, annihilation, assault, attack, bane, barbarize, batter, battering, blood, bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, blue ruin, braining, breakup, brutalize, burn, butcher, butchering, butchery ... show more.

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