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  Definition of Slaughter
  1. the killing of animals (as for food)
  2. the savage and excessive killing of many people
  3. a sound defeat
  4. kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"
  5. kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"
Similar Words: massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery, thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, trouncing, whipping, mow down, butcher

 

Hyponyms: bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battue, Alamo, Little Bighorn, Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand, chine

 

Entailments: cut

 

Part Meronyms: butchery, butchering

 

Derivational Morphology: butcher, massacre, mow down, worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick, wallop, mass murder, carnage, butchery, slaughterer, meatman, abattoir, shambles, slaughterhouse, butchering

 

 
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