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Meaning of CARNAGE

Pronunciation:  'kârnij

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the savage and excessive killing of many people
 

CARNAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: butchery, mass murder, massacre, slaughter
 
 See Also: Alamo, Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, battue, bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, Custer's Last Stand, execution, homicide, Little Bighorn, murder, slaying

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Car"nage\, n. [F. carnage, LL. carnaticum tribute of
animals, flesh of animals, fr. L. caro, carnis, flesh. See
{Carnal}.]
1. Flesh of slain animals or men.

         A miltitude of dogs came to feast on the carnage.
                                               --Macaulay.

2. Great destruction of life, as in battle; bloodshed;
   slaughter; massacre; murder; havoc.

         The more fearful carnage of the Bloody Circuit.
                                               --Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bloodbath, bloodshed, blue ruin, breakup, butchery, consumption, damnation, decimation, depredation, desolation, despoilment, despoliation, destruction, devastation, disintegration, disorganization, disruption, dissolution, final solution, genocide, havoc, hecatomb, holocaust, killing, mass destruction, mass murder, massacre, perdition, pogrom, race extermination, race-murder, ravage, ruin, ruination, saturnalia of blood, shambles, slaughter, spoliation, undoing, vandalism, waste, wholesale murder, wrack, wrack and ruin, wreck
 

 

 

 

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