Simple Definition of carnage
: the killing of many people
Full Definition of carnage
1 : the flesh of slain animals or men
2 : great and usually bloody slaughter or injury (as in battle)
Examples of carnage
Reporters described the highway accident as a scene of carnage.
<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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