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English definition of “butchery”

butchery

noun [U] uk   /ˈbʊtʃ.ər.i/ us    /-ɚ-/
the preparation of meat for salePreparing animals and fish for cooking cruel killingMurder and attempted murderKillingKillingMurder and attempted murder
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