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
Definition for slaughter (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for slaughter
Now, in Denmark, one of the world’s major fur exporters, over 15 million mink at 1,000 farms are now scheduled for slaughter.The CDC released a COVID-19 test knowing it had a high failure rate|Rachael Zisk|November 9, 2020|Popular Science
Owners worried about their bottom line at that moment but did not want to slaughter potentially productive animals.The idea of herd immunity to manage the coronavirus should ring alarm bells|Rebecca Kaplan|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
After the industrial slaughter of whales ended in the mid-1900s, scientists estimated that nearly 99 percent of the planet’s blue whales had been completely wiped out.Whale ‘roadkill’ is on the rise off California. A new detection system could help.|Erik Olsen|September 29, 2020|Popular Science
It’s likely that one day in the future—maybe distant, maybe not so much—we’ll look back in disbelief at the way we used to raise and slaughter entire animals just to get a few cuts of their flesh.This Startup Is Growing Sushi-Grade Salmon From Cells in a Lab|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|September 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
With plant slowdowns came a backlog of pigs, cows and chickens waiting for slaughter.Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open|by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung|September 14, 2020|ProPublica
Many mercenaries slaughtered their way to power, casually betraying even close family to secure their fortunes.
We are just coming off the midterm elections, too, where the Democrats got slaughtered.Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre|Marlow Stern|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Assad, for his part, has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of his own people, most likely with little regard for their dignity.
Or the Hutus who slaughtered their way through 800,000 Tutsis over the course of three months?
Last month, dozens were abducted and slaughtered—by the police.
The revenge of the Portuguese was horrible, the Cahetes were hunted, slaughtered, and all but exterminated.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Their version of the position was that “great fighting took place daily and the Nazarenes were being slaughtered in hundreds.”
Unhappily thousands of harmless citizens were slaughtered side by side with the mutineers.
At fifty yards' range, armed only with bows and spears, they were at the mercy of riflemen and could stand only to be slaughtered.Overland|John William De Forest
But of course you do, for it seems almost yesterday that the Maine went down with her slaughtered crew.Stories of Our Naval Heroes|Various
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.