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massacre

noun [C]  /ˈmæs·ə·kər/ us  
the killing of a large number of people, esp. people who are not involved in any fighting or have no way of defending themselves
massacre
verb [T]  /ˈmæs·ə·kər/ us  
Guerrilla troops are thought to have massacred the entire village.
Translations of “massacre”
in Korean 학살하다…
in Arabic مَذْبَحة…
in French massacre…
in Turkish katliam, toplu yok etme…
in Italian massacrare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大屠殺, 殘殺, (尤指體育比賽中的)慘敗…
in Russian резня, бойня…
in Polish masakra…
in Spanish masacre…
in Portuguese massacrar…
in German das Gemetzel, völlige Niederlage…
in Catalan massacrar…
in Japanese ~を大虐殺する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大屠杀, 残杀, (尤指体育比赛中的)惨败…
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