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1    blood bath, bloodshed, butchery, carnage, extermination, holocaust, killing, liquidation, massacre, murder, slaying  
2    butcher, destroy, do to death, exterminate, kill, liquidate, massacre, murder, put to the sword, slay, take out     (slang)  
3      (informal)   blow out of the water     (slang)   crush, defeat, hammer     (informal)   lick     (informal)   overwhelm, rout, stuff     (slang)   tank     (slang)   thrash, trounce, undo, vanquish, wipe the floor with     (informal)  
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  ( slaughters    3rd person present)   ( slaughtering    present participle)   ( slaughtered    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If large numbers of people or animals are slaughtered, they are killed in a way that is cruel or unnecessary.  
usu passive  
Thirty four people were slaughtered while queuing up to cast their votes...      be V-ed  
      Slaughter is also a noun., n-uncount  
...a war where the slaughter of civilians was commonplace...     
2       verb   To slaughter animals such as cows and sheep means to kill them for their meat.  
Lack of chicken feed means that chicken farms are having to slaughter their stock.      V n  
      Slaughter is also a noun., n-uncount  
More than 491,000 sheep were exported to the Continent for slaughter last year.     

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