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slaugh·ter / ˈslôtər/ • n. the killing of animals for food. ∎  the killing of a large number of people or animals in a cruel or violent way; massacre: the slaughter of 20 peaceful demonstrators. ∎ inf. a thorough defeat: an absolute slaughter by the Red Sox. • v. [tr.] (usu. be slaughtered) kill (animals) for food. ∎  kill (people or animals) in a cruel or violent way, typically in large numbers: innocent civilians are being slaughtered. ∎ inf. defeat (an opponent) thoroughly: our team was slaughtered in the finals. DERIVATIVES: slaugh·ter·er n. slaugh·ter·ous / -rəs/ adj.

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slaughter

slaughter killing of cattle, etc. for food, killing of a person XIII; carnage, massacre XIV. — ON. *slahtr, slátr, f. *sla- SLAY1; repl. ME. slaʒt, repr. OE. *slæht, *sleaht.
Hence vb., esp. of massacring people and killing cattle XVI.

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slaughteraorta, daughter, exhorter, exporter, extorter, Horta, importer, mortar, porter, quarter, slaughter, snorter, sorter, sporter, supporter, three-quarter, torte, transporter, underwater, water •altar, alter, assaulter, defaulter, falter, Gibraltar, halter, Malta, palter, psalter, salter, vaulter, Walter •flaunter, haunter, saunter, taunter, vaunter •exhauster, Forster •fraudster • granddaughter •stepdaughter • manslaughter •ripsnorter • pole-vaulter • backwater •headquarter • freshwater •breakwater • rainwater • seawater •dishwater • tidewater • Whitewater •saltwater • rosewater • shearwater •firewater •doubter, grouter, outer, pouter, scouter, shouter, spouter, touter •counter, encounter, mounter •jouster, ouster •revcounter •bloater, boater, Botha, Dakota, doter, emoter, floater, gloater, iota, Kota, Minnesota, motor, promoter, quota, rota, rotor, scoter, voter •bolter, coulter (US colter), Volta •boaster, coaster, poster, roaster, toaster •roadster • oldster •bolster, holster, pollster, soulster, upholster •billposter

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