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Noun slaughter has 3 senses
  1. slaughter - the killing of animals (as for food)
    --1 is a kind of
    killing, kill, putting to death
    --1 is a part of butchery, butchering
    Derived form: verb slaughter1
  2. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping - a sound defeat
    --2 is a kind of defeat, licking
  3. slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery - the savage and excessive killing of many people
    --3 is a kind of murder, slaying, execution
    --3 has particulars:
     bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battue; Alamo; Little Bighorn, Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand
    Derived form: verb slaughter2
Verb slaughter has 2 senses
  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 slaughter1, noun slaughterer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. massacre, slaughter, mow down - kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"
    --2 is one way to kill
    Derived form: noun slaughter3
    Sample sentence:
    They want to slaughter the prisoners
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