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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The act of killing in a cruel way or in large numbers. Also: To kill for food.

Usage examples (34)
  • Because of the storm and its lengthy aftermath, the poor family had to slaughter their last hog for food.
  • The real reason for this slaughter is they are over-fishing and want to kill the competition for the fish.
  • This slaughter is the first one in history in which it is argued (by the IDF) that there are no civilians.
  • There was a statement coming from the Islamist militants, rejoicing in what they called the slaughter of yet another American hostage. for more
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