Meaning of “violence” - Learner’s Dictionary

violence

noun [ U ] uk us /ˈvaɪələns/
CAUSING HURT

B2 behaviour intended to hurt or kill someone:

an act of violence
A number of people were killed in the violence.
Violence against women has increased in recent years.
EXTREME FORCE

extreme force and energy, especially of something causing damage:

Such was the violence of the explosion that three buildings collapsed.

(Definition of “violence” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)