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carnage

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noun car·nage \ˈkär-nij\

Simple Definition of carnage

  • : the killing of many people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of carnage

  1. 1 :  the flesh of slain animals or men

  2. 2 :  great and usually bloody slaughter or injury (as in battle)

Examples of carnage in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of carnage

French, from Medieval Latin carnaticum tribute consisting of animals or meat, from Latin carn-, caro


First Known Use: 1614


CARNAGE Defined for Kids

carnage

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noun car·nage \ˈkär-nij\

Definition of carnage for Students

  1. :  1slaughter 3





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