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Synonyms of 'slaughter'

(verb) 
Definition
to kill brutally
Thirty-four people were slaughtered while queueing up to cast their votes.
Synonyms
kill (informal)
Public opinion may yet kill the proposal.
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murder
a thriller about two men who murder a third
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destroy
The building was completely destroyed.
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do in (slang)
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execute
Roman soldiers could be executed for treason.
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dispatch
They may catch him and dispatch him immediately.
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assassinate
a plot to assassinate the President
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blow away (slang, mainly US)
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bump off (slang)
(verb) 
Definition
to kill indiscriminately or in large numbers
Whales and dolphins are still being slaughtered for commercial gain.
Synonyms
butcher
Our people are being butchered in their own homes.
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kill
More than 1,000 people have been killed by the armed forces.
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slay (archaic, literary)
the hill where he slew the dragon
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destroy
The horse had to be destroyed.
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massacre
Troops indiscriminately massacred the defenceless population.
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exterminate
A huge effort was made to exterminate the rats.
(verb) 
Definition
(in sport) to defeat easily
He slaughtered his opponent in three sets.
Synonyms
defeat
His guerrillas defeated the colonial army.
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thrash
They thrashed their opponents 5-0.
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vanquish (literary)
a happy ending in which the hero vanquishes the monsters
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stuff (slang)
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tank (slang)
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hammer (informal)
He hammered the young left-hander in four straight sets.
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crush
The military operation was the first step in a plan to crush the uprising.
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overwhelm
One massive assault would overwhelm the weakened enemy.
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lick (informal)
He might be able to lick us all in a fair fight.
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undo
Our hopes of a victory were undone by an error from the goalkeeper.
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rout
The Norman army routed the English opposition.
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trounce
Australia trounced France by sixty points to four.
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wipe the floor with (informal)
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blow out of the water (slang)
(noun) 
Definition
the savage killing of a person
The annual slaughter of wildlife is horrific.
Synonyms
slaying
a trail of motiveless slayings
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murder
The three accused are charged with attempted murder.
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massacre
She lost her mother in the massacre.
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holocaust
a fund for survivors of the holocaust and their families
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bloodshed
an end to bloodshed and to the economic chaos
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carnage
Their peaceful protest ended in carnage.
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liquidation
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extermination
the extermination of thousands of innocent people
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blood bath
(noun) 
Definition
the killing of animals for food
sheep exported for slaughter
Synonyms
butchery
War is simply a legalised form of butchery.
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killing
This is a brutal killing.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of assassinate
Definition
to murder (a prominent person)
a plot to assassinate the President
Synonyms
eliminate (slang),
take out (slang),
hit (slang),
blow away (slang, US),
in the sense of bloodshed
Definition
slaughter
an end to bloodshed and to the economic chaos
Synonyms
blood-letting,
blood bath
in the sense of carnage
Definition
extensive slaughter of people
Their peaceful protest ended in carnage.
Synonyms

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