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mas•sa•cre



Pronunciation: (mas'u-kur), [key]
n., v., -cred, -cring.


n.
1. the unnecessary, indiscriminate killing of a large number of human beings or animals, as in barbarous warfare or persecution or for revenge or plunder.
2. a general slaughter, as of persons or animals: the massacre of millions during the war.
3. Informal.a crushing defeat, esp. in sports.

v.t.
1. to kill unnecessarily and indiscriminately, esp. a large number of persons.
2. Informal.to defeat decisively, esp. in sports.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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