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butchering

 
Noun butchering has 1 sense
  1. butchery, butchering - the business of a butcher
    --1 is a kind of commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
    --1 has parts: slaughter
Verb butcher has 1 sense
  1. butcher, slaughter - kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"
    --1 is one way to kill
    Derived forms: noun butcher1, noun butcher3, noun butchery1, noun butchery3, noun butchery2
    Sample sentence:
    They want to butcher the prisoners
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