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carnage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carnage  \Car"nage\,  n.  [F.  carnage,  LL  carnaticum  tribute  of 
  animals,  flesh  of  animals,  fr  L.  caro,  carnis,  flesh.  See 
  {Carnal}.] 
  1.  Flesh  of  slain  animals  or  men. 
 
  A  miltitude  of  dogs  came  to  feast  on  the  carnage. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  Great  destruction  of  life,  as  in  battle;  bloodshed; 
  slaughter;  massacre;  murder;  havoc. 
 
  The  more  fearful  carnage  of  the  Bloody  Circuit. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carnage 
  n  :  the  savage  and  excessive  killing  of  people  [syn:  {slaughter}, 
  {butchery}] 




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