slaughter

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈslɔːtə/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈslɔtɝ/
  • (file)
  • 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

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