slaughterous

adjective
slaugh·ter·ous | \ˈslȯ-tə-rəs \

Definition of slaughterous 

: of or relating to slaughter : murderous a slaughterous rampage

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slaughterously adverb

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Congress passed the act in 1940 to check the slaughterous impact of recreational shooters, egg collectors and livestock farmers. Time Staff, Time, "The 25 Moments From American History That Matter Right Now," 28 June 2018

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1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slaughterous was in 1581

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