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

 slaugh·ter /ˈslɔtɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slaugh·ter n.  The act of killing. Specifically: (a) The extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage.
    On war and mutual slaughter bent.   --Milton.
 (b) The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market.
 Syn: -- Carnage; massacre; butchery; murder; havoc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 Your castle is surprised; your wife and babes
 Savagely slaughtered.   --Shak.
 2. To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the killing of animals (as for food)
      2: a sound defeat [syn: thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing,
          trouncing, whipping]
      3: the savage and excessive killing of many people [syn: massacre,
          mass murder, carnage, butchery]
      v 1: kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They
           slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter" [syn:
      2: kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus
         massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda" [syn: massacre, mow