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SLAUGHTER, noun slaw'ter [See Slay.]

1. In a general sense, a killing. Applied to men, slaughter usually denotes great destruction of life by violent means; as the slaughter of men in battle.

2. Applied to beasts, butchery; a killing of oxen or other beasts for market.

SLAUGHTER, verb transitive slaw'ter.

1. To kill; to slay; to make great destruction of life; as , to slaughter men in battle.

2. To butcher; to kill for the market; as beasts.