Kill (people or animals) in a cruel or violent way, typically in large numbers:

  • innocent civilians are being slaughtered
  • The new powers will enable the Executive to slaughter pet birds – and even dogs and cats.
  • The three feuding groups adopted extremely cruel methods to slaughter each other and engage in ethnic cleansing.
  • If these officials are telling the truth, they gave in because they believed NATO was about to destroy urban Serbia and slaughter the civilian population.


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Definition from Oxford Dictionaries

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