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mass murder

[ mas-mur-der ]
/ ˈmæs ˈmɜr dər /
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noun

the act of killing a number of people in a single incident or over a short time period, involving more than two victims and typically a large number: He has written about mass murder by totalitarian regimes. The individual motives for mass murder vary greatly.The article is about five victims of a mass murder.

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Also called mass kill·ing [mas-kil-ing] /ˈmæs ˈkɪl ɪŋ/ .

Origin of mass murder

First recorded in 1915–20
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