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Noun
The killing of a large number of people or animals in a cruel or violent way
“Brutal conquests to be sure, his bloody wake of slaughter in the violent thirteenth century led to the murder of untold millions.”
Noun
A thorough defeat
“With such a remarkable home record, Celtic's problem is that, even when they are not at full-strength, anything less than a routine slaughter will be deemed inadequate.”
Noun
Verb
To kill on a large scale
“The three feuding groups adopted extremely cruel methods to slaughter each other and engage in ethnic cleansing.”
Verb
To butcher animals, generally for food
“It is possible to humanely raise and slaughter a variety of food animals, including free-range poultry and beef cattle.”
Verb
To massacre people in large numbers
“In the first game of the summer cup, Walkers' dominoes team were slaughtered.”
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