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massacre

noun [C]  us   /ˈmæs·ə·kər/
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]  us   /ˈmæs·ə·kər/
Guerrilla troops are thought to have massacred the entire village.
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