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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.”
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.”
To kill on a large scale
“The three feuding groups adopted extremely cruel methods to slaughter each other and engage in ethnic cleansing.”
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.”
To massacre people in large numbers
“In the first game of the summer cup, Walkers' dominoes team were slaughtered.”
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