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slaying

noun

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the intentional and unlawful taking of another person's life
  • a man wanted for the slaying of seven people during an armed robbery

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slaying

verb
present participle of slay

Synonyms & Antonyms of slaying (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to deprive of life
  • millions have been slain worldwide by this dreadful disease

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2 to put to death deliberately
  • vowed to slay without mercy whoever was responsible for murdering his family

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“Slaying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slaying. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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