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Etymology

Old Norse (cognate with slatr)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
slaughter

Plural
-

slaughter (-)
  1. (uncountable) The killing of animals, generally for food
  2. A massacre; the killing of a large number of people
  3. A rout or decisive defeat

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Verb

Infinitive
to slaughter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to slaughter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To butcher animals, generally for food
  2. (transitive) To massacre people in large numbers
  3. (transitive) To kill in a particularly brutal manner

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