noun \ˈkär-nij\

: the killing of many people

Full Definition of CARNAGE

:  the flesh of slain animals or men
:  great and usually bloody slaughter or injury (as in battle)

Examples of CARNAGE

  1. Reporters described the highway accident as a scene of carnage.
  2. <the appalling carnage in that war-torn country requires that the outside world intervene>

Origin of CARNAGE

French, from Medieval Latin carnaticum tribute consisting of animals or meat, from Latin carn-, caro
First Known Use: 1614


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