Slaughter Slaugh"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slaughtered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slaughtering}.] 1. To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle. [1913 Webster]

Your castle is surprised; your wife and babes Savagely slaughtered. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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