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slaughtering

verb
present participle of slaughter

Synonyms of slaughtering

to kill on a large scale
  • modern poultry farms slaughter a vast number of chickens every day

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“Slaughtering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slaughtering. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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