slaughter - definition and synonyms

 
noun [uncountable] 

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/ˈslɔːtə(r)/
  1. the violent killing of a large number of people

    War always involves the slaughter of innocent civilians.

    1. a.
      the killing of animals, usually for their meat

      The cattle were being sent for slaughter.

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