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Definitions of slaughter

  1. The extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To slay or kill with violence; to massacre; to butcher (beasts) for the market. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To slay: to kill for the market: to destroy by violence (as numbers): to massacre. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To kill wantonly or savagely; butcher. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To kill; to slay; to destroy by violence in great numbers; to kill for the market. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To make great destruction of life by violence; to kill beasts for the market. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. the killing of animals (as for food) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. The act of killing; wanton destruction of life; carnage; killing of cattle, etc., for human food. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A slaying or killing: a great destruction of life: carnage: butchery. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. SLAUGHTERER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A slaying; carnage; butchery. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Slaughterous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Wanton or savage killing; massacre. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Killing; wholesale destruction of life by violence; carnage; butchery. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Great destruction of life by violence; carnage; butchery; a killing of oxen, sheep, &c., for human food. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for slaughter

  1. " There is not necessarily any slaughter connected with it," said our Aunt Esta very haughtily. – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  2. The enemy were repulsed with great slaughter Col. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
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