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killing field

[ kil ing feeld ]
/ ˈkɪl ɪŋ ˌfild /
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noun Usually kil·ling fields [kil ing feeldz] /ˈkɪl ɪŋ ˌfildz/ .
a site of indiscriminate and cruel killing of large numbers of people, especially a place of wartime genocide: The concentration camps of Germany and the killing fields of Cambodia are graphic displays of the presence of evil in our world.
a dangerous place where an excessive number of people have died, as by murder, riots, or drug overdose: Some 300 lives are violently ended each year on the killing fields of New York's streets and sidewalks, about half of them pedestrians or cyclists.
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Origin of killing field

First recorded in 1980–85
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