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Noun
An act of killing or taking the life of someone or an animal
“Augustine describes in detail Cain's envy, which led to his slaughter of Abel.”
Noun
The killing of a large number of people or animals, especially in a cruel or violent way
“Foot-and-mouth disease broke out, leading to a prophylactic mass slaughter of cows and sheep throughout Britain and France.”
Noun
Death and destruction, especially involving blood and gore
“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 or comprehensive defeat
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“For the reigning champions, anything less than a routine slaughter will be deemed inadequate.”
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A person harmed or killed as a result of an unfortunate event or action
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Widespread destruction
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The act or state of physically fighting
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Verb
To massacre people or animals in large numbers
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“After re-examining the entire herd for the disease, the owner was advised to slaughter the entire lot.”
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To kill or cause the death of
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“The soldier who would slaughter his enemy without hesitation must still concede him a grudging admiration when he fights bravely.”
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To comprehensively defeat
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“We weren't out to slaughter the other team. To us, the game was just a way of having some fun.”
Verb
To slaughter (animals) and prepare (meat) for market
Verb
Kill or offer as a sacrifice, especially by burning
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