- (uncountable) The killing of animals, generally for food; ritual slaughter (kosher and halal)
- A massacre; the killing of a large number of people
- A rout or decisive defeat
- kosher slaughter
- lamb to the slaughter/like a lamb to the slaughter/come like a lamb to the slaughter
- ritual slaughter
- (transitive) To butcher animals, generally for food
- (transitive) To massacre people in large numbers
- (transitive) To kill in a particularly brutal manner
Adjectives for Slaughter
needless; terrific; deep; deadly; dreadful; ignoble; red; fratricidal; ruthless; sheer; persistent; brutal; indiscriminate; terrible; hopeless; unheard-of; causeless; awful; unworthy; fearful; subsequent; treacherous'; incidental; wholesale.
Verbs for Slaughter
avenge—; check—; condone—; countenance —; curb—; denounce—; exonerate of—; justify—; implicate in—; prosecute for—; regret—; restrain—; subdue—; succumb in —; stem—; —debauches; —decimates; — defiles; —deletes; —depraves; —ravages; —shames.
annihilate, annihilation, assault, attack, bane, barbarize, batter, battering, blood, bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, blue ruin, braining, breakup, brutalize, burn, butcher, butchering, butchery, carnage, carry on, commit carnage, commit genocide, commit mass murder, consumption, cut off, cut short, damnation, dealing death, decimate, decimation, depopulate, depredation, desolation, despoilment, despoliation, destroy, destruction, destruction of life, devastation, disintegration, disorderliness, disorganization, dispatch, dispose of, disruption, dissolution, do away with, end, euthanasia, execution, exterminate, extermination, finish, finish off, flow of blood, forcible seizure, get rid of, go on, gore, hammer, havoc, hecatomb, holocaust, immolation, kill, killing, lapidation, lay waste, laying waste, loot, looting, maim, make away with, mangle, martyrdom, martyrization, massacre, maul, mercy killing, mug, murder, murder wholesale, mutilate, nip, obstreperousness, occision, onslaught, perdition, pillage, pillaging, poisoning, put paid to, rage, ramp, rampage, rant, rape, ravage, rave, riot, rioting, ritual killing, ritual murder, roar, ruin, ruination, sack, sacking, sacrifice, savage, shambles, shooting, slaughtering, slay, slay en masse, slaying, sow chaos, sowing with salt, spoliation, stick, stoning, storm, take off, taking of life, tear, tear around, terrorize, to, torture, total, undoing, unruliness, vandalism, vandalize, violate, violation, waste, wipe out, wrack, wrack and ruin, wreck
- The translations below need to be checked.