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noun [uncountable] violence pronunciation in British English /ˈvaɪələns/
  1. 1
    violent behaviour
    He had endured years of intimidation and violence.
    an act of senseless violence
    violence against: a seminar on pornography and violence against women
    an outbreak of violence (=an occasion when people behave violently): In a recent outbreak of racial violence, 20 people were killed.
    violence erupts: Violence erupted in a number of cities.
    incite/provoke violence (=deliberately encourage people to be violent): The group has been accused of deliberately inciting violence against immigrants.
  2. 2
    extreme natural force, often causing great damage
    violence of: the violence of the storm
    1. a.
      extreme strength of feelings
      violence of: The violence of her emotions shocked her.


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red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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