noyade

noun
no·​yade | \ (ˈ)nwä¦yäd, (ˈ)nwī¦äd \
plural -s

Definition of noyade

: an execution by drowning : a mass drowning

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History and Etymology for noyade

French, from noyer to drown, from Late Latin necare, from Latin, to kill, from nec-, nex violent death

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“Noyade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noyade. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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