indiscriminate, mass, wholesale

the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians

brutal, senseless, terrible

humane forms of animal slaughter

halal, kosher

She supports a ban on kosher and halal slaughter, believing that such methods are cruel.

end, prevent, stop

We were helpless to stop the slaughter.


federal legislation to ban horse slaughter


Officials ordered the slaughter of hundreds of animals.

for slaughter

the transporting of live horses for slaughter

the slaughter of innocents

the horrors of civil war and the slaughter of innocents

1 kill an animal

The animals are all humanely slaughtered.


elephants illegally slaughtered by poachers


Thousands of birds were slaughtered for their feathers.

2 kill a large number of people
brutally, cruelly

Hundreds of innocent civilians were cruelly slaughtered.


Thousands of people were systematically slaughtered by their oppressors.

Slaughter is used with these nouns as the object: ↑animal, ↑cattle, ↑cow, ↑lamb, ↑pig, ↑sheep

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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