Slaughter

Definition of Slaughter

Slaugh´ter
n.1.The act of killing.
On war and mutual slaughter bent.
- Milton.
2.The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market.
v. t.1.To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle.
[imp. & p. p. Slaughtered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slaughtering.]
Your castle is surprised; your wife and babes
Savagely slaughtered.
- Shak.
2.To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts.

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