Slaughter in a sentence

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1. [verb] Kill (animals) usually for food consumption;

They are going to slaughter the sheep for the market this weekend.

The British government has had to slaughter millions of farm animals that are diseased.

In Southeast Asia, tigers are slaughtered for their bones, which are used in Chinese medicines.

2. [verb] Kill a large number of people indiscriminately;

Thousands of people have been slaughtered in the conflict.

In 1994, an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered in Rwanda over a period of approximately 100 days.


1. [noun]The killing of animals (as for food);

The annual slaughter of grizzly bears in trophy hunts has drawn international condemnation.

2. [noun] The savage and excessive killing of many people;

The United Nations is sending in peace-keeping troops to stop the slaughter in the region.

The slaughter of the prisoners was a barbarous act.