- 1. The killing of animals, especially for food.
2. Cruel and violent murder.
3. The large-scale indiscriminate killing of people or animals.
- Thesaurus: carnage, bloodshed, massacre, murder.
- 1. To subject to slaughter.
- Thesaurus: butcher, kill, massacre, murder, slay.
- To defeat resoundingly; to trounce.
- Example: I was slaughtered at tennis yesterday
- Inclined to slaughter; murderous.