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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for to slaughter (animals) and prepare (meat) for market
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Present participle for kill or offer as a sacrifice, especially by burning
Noun
The action or process of killing or being killed
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“The hewers of wood have long claimed that slaughtering forests is good for the environment.”
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