slaughter

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈslɔːtə/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈslɔtɝ/
  • Hyphenation: slaugh‧ter

Noun[change]

Singular
slaughter

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable) The killing of animals is slaughter.
    We kill cows in a slaughter-house.
  2. (uncountable) The mass killing of men is slaughter.
    The end of a battle is often a slaughter of men.

Verb[change]

Plain form
slaughter

Third-person singular
slaughters

Past tense
slaughtered

Past participle
slaughtered

Present participle
slaughtering

  1. (transitive) To slaughter is to kill many.
    To slaughter is to kill many men or animals.