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Overview of noun slaughter

The noun slaughter has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) slaughter

(the killing of animals (as for food))

2. (1) thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping

(a sound defeat)

3. slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery

(the savage and excessive killing of many people)


Overview of verb slaughter

The verb slaughter has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) butcher, slaughter

(kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter")

2. (2) massacre, slaughter, mow down

(kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda")

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