verb (used with object)
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Origin of slaughter
synonym study for slaughter
OTHER WORDS FROM slaughterslaugh·ter·er, nounslaugh·ter·ing·ly, adverbun·slaugh·tered, adjective
Words nearby slaughter
Definition for slaughter (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for slaughter
Enraged, the meat lobby retaliated by having producers again cease sending animals to slaughter.
Today, our response to the temporary closing of slaughter plants can be a permanent opening of our dietary habits to actual plants.
After all, Faith says, massive herbivores like these rhinos were slow to breed and it wouldn’t take a “catastrophic slaughter” for humans to make a dent in the population.Climate change probably contributed to the woolly rhino’s rapid demise|Sara Kiley Watson|August 25, 2020|Popular Science
If the outcome in certain cases is less reprehensible than outright slaughter, it is only because natural selection only sometimes works to reduce the denominator of the “fitness ratio.”Just Because It’s Natural Doesn’t Mean It’s Good - Issue 89: The Dark Side|David P. Barash|August 19, 2020|Nautilus
Plant outbreaks gummed up the meat supply chain, creating a backlog of animals awaiting slaughter.The logjam of cattle stuck on feedlots is beginning to clear|Tim McDonnell|July 13, 2020|Quartz
To most of the world, Bashar al-Assad is a brutal dictator, responsible for the slaughter of 100,000 or more.
Getting people to pay attention to a possible new round of slaughter in the region proved difficult.Confronting George Clooney’s Critics on South Sudan|John Avlon|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Dan Honig was getting ready to slaughter a steer for the first time, he expected to feel devastated.
It reminded her of the slaughter that the Nazis perpetrated on her relatives in the Ukraine.Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin: An Excerpt From ‘Sylvia Rafael’|Ram Oren, Moti Kfir|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We became friends, and then we were actually at the Institute together when they worked on The Slaughter Rule.Sherman Alexie on His New Film, the Redskins, and Why It's OK to Laugh at His Work|William O’Connor|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He usually does slaughter an ox for the dancers when the work is over.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
The President put this question: "On the morning of the crime did you not slaughter two sheep?"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe|Eugne Brieux
He grows up to manhood like a vegetable, or like one of the lower animals that are fed and nourished for the slaughter.Popular Education|Ira Mayhew
Slaughter succeeded him, and was duly installed as governor.The Battle of New Orleans|Zachary F. Smith
In battle after battle for twenty years they defeated the English with slaughter.The Glories of Ireland|Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
British Dictionary definitions for slaughter
Derived forms of slaughterslaughterer, nounslaughterous, adjective
Word Origin for slaughter
Idioms and Phrases with slaughter
see like a lamb to the slaughter.