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 for slaughter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slaughter \Slaugh"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slaughtered; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Slaughtering.]
     1. To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay
        in battle.
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              Your castle is surprised; your wife and babes
              Savagely slaughtered.                 --Shak.
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     2. To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slaughter \Slaugh"ter\, n. [OE. slautir, slaughter, slaghter,
     Icel. sl[=a]tr slain flesh, modified by OE. slaught, slaht,
     slaughter, fr. AS. sleaht a stroke, blow; both from the root
     of E. slay. See Slay, v. t., and cf. Onslaught.]
     The act of killing. Specifically:
     (a) The extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of
         life; carnage.
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               On war and mutual slaughter bent.    --Milton.
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     (b) The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market.
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     Syn: Carnage; massacre; butchery; murder; havoc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the killing of animals (as for food)
      2: a sound defeat [syn: thrashing, walloping, debacle,
         drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping]
      3: the savage and excessive killing of many people [syn:
         slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage,
      v 1: kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They
           slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter" [syn:
           butcher, slaughter]
      2: kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus
         massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda" [syn: massacre,
         slaughter, mow down]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "slaughter":
     annihilate, annihilation, assault, attack, bane, barbarize, batter,
     battering, blood, bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, blue ruin,
     braining, breakup, brutalize, burn, butcher, butchering, butchery,
     carnage, carry on, commit carnage, commit genocide,
     commit mass murder, consumption, cut off, cut short, damnation,
     dealing death, decimate, decimation, depopulate, depredation,
     desolation, despoilment, despoliation, destroy, destruction,
     destruction of life, devastation, disintegration, disorderliness,
     disorganization, dispatch, dispose of, disruption, dissolution,
     do away with, end, euthanasia, execution, exterminate,
     extermination, finish, finish off, flow of blood, forcible seizure,
     get rid of, go on, gore, hammer, havoc, hecatomb, holocaust,
     immolation, kill, killing, lapidation, lay waste, laying waste,
     loot, looting, maim, make away with, mangle, martyrdom,
     martyrization, massacre, maul, mercy killing, mug, murder,
     murder wholesale, mutilate, nip, obstreperousness, occision,
     onslaught, perdition, pillage, pillaging, poisoning, put paid to,
     rage, ramp, rampage, rant, rape, ravage, rave, riot, rioting,
     ritual killing, ritual murder, roar, ruin, ruination, sack,
     sacking, sacrifice, savage, shambles, shooting, slaughtering, slay,
     slay en masse, slaying, sow chaos, sowing with salt, spoliation,
     stick, stoning, storm, take off, taking of life, tear, tear around,
     terrorize, to, torture, total, undoing, unruliness, vandalism,
     vandalize, violate, violation, waste, wipe out, wrack,
     wrack and ruin, wreck

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Slaughter, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    1011
     Housing Units (2000): 376
     Land area (2000):     5.484612 sq. miles (14.205078 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.008698 sq. miles (0.022529 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    5.493310 sq. miles (14.227607 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            70770
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             30.716484 N, 91.144506 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     70777
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Slaughter, LA

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