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English definition of “carnage”

carnage

noun [U]     /ˈkɑː.nɪdʒ/ US  /ˈkɑːr-/
the violent killing of large numbers of people, especially in war: The Battle of the Somme was a scene of dreadful carnage.KillingMurder and attempted murder
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