Part of speech: verb

To butcher; slaughter.

Part of speech: noun

Indiscriminate slaughter; butchery.

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Usage examples "massacre":

  1. The massacre of 1757 at Lake George, forever infamous, obscures with blood the fair fame of Montcalm. - "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake.
  2. To find the boy alive, saved from the massacre, came like a surprise of destiny, and brought vague anguish, a fear of some terrible catastrophe to Mathieu's heart. - "Fruitfulness Fecondite", Emile Zola.
  3. One of my men was unfortunately lost in this dreadful massacre! - "The Pirates Own Book", Charles Ellms.