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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 kill·ing /ˈkɪlɪŋ/
 謀殺,殺戮(a.)殺害的,疲憊的,迷人的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Killed p. pr. & vb. n. Killing.]
 1. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay.
    Ah, kill me with thy weapon, not with words !   --Shak.
 2. To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one's chances; to kill the sale of a book. “To kill thine honor.”
    Her lively color kill'd with deadly cares.   --Shak.
 3. To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind; new sound insultation killed the loud noises from outside.
 Be comforted, good madam; the great rage,
 You see, is killed in him.   --Shak.
 4. To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; as, alkali kills acid.
 To kill time, to busy one's self with something which occupies the attention, or makes the time pass without tediousness.
 Syn: -- To murder; assassinate; slay; butcher; destroy. -- To Kill, Murder, Assassinate. To kill does not necessarily mean any more than to deprive of life. A man may kill another by accident or in self-defense, without the imputation of guilt. To murder is to kill with malicious forethought and intention. To assassinate is to murder suddenly and by stealth. The sheriff may kill without murdering; the duelist murders, but does not assassinate his antagonist; the assassin kills and murders.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kill·ing a. Literally, that kills; having power to kill; fatal; in a colloquial sense, conquering; captivating; irresistible. -- Kill*ing*ly, adv.
    Those eyes are made so killing.   --Pope.
    Nothing could be more killingly spoken.   --Milton.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 killing
      adj : very funny; "a killing joke"; "sidesplitting antics" [syn: sidesplitting]
      n 1: an event that causes someone to die [syn: violent death]
      2: the act of terminating a life [syn: kill, putting to
         death]
      3: a very large profit [syn: cleanup]