There are 2 translations of slaughter in Spanish:

slaughter1

Pronunciation: /ˈslɔːtər; ˈslɔːtə(r)/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (of animals) matanza (feminine) ritual slaughter sacrificio (masculine) (ritual)
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    • The course covers meat processing from slaughter to packaging, food preparation and export compliance, health and safety, and communication skills.
    • Both pathogens can colonise the intestines of beef cattle and get into the food chain during slaughter at the abattoir.
    • The Bible records many examples of the slaughter of animals for food, products or purpose.
    1.2 (massacre) masacre (f), matanza (f), carnicería (f)
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    • Yet Amin took the use of murder as a way of dealing with all enemies, real or imagined, to new heights in Uganda and conducted his campaign of slaughter with cruel relish.
    • Those possibilities, it seems, now extend to violent slaughter of the type previously monopolised by male action heroes.
    • Brutal conquests to be sure, his bloody wake of slaughter in the violent thirteenth century led to the murder of untold millions.

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There are 2 translations of slaughter in Spanish:

slaughter2

vt

  • 1.1 (kill) [pig/cattle] matar, carnear (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) ; [civilians/troops] matar salvajemente, masacrar
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    • When I say meat, I do mean slaughtered animals killed for food.
    • I don't have a moral dilemma when it comes to slaughtering animals for food, just so long as it is done humanely.
    • Thus, even though nomads have to get much of their food by slaughtering animals from their herds, their way of life is still religiously respectable.
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    • The new powers will enable the Executive to slaughter pet birds - and even dogs and cats.
    • The three feuding groups adopted extremely cruel methods to slaughter each other and engage in ethnic cleansing.
    • If these officials are telling the truth, they gave in because they believed NATO was about to destroy urban Serbia and slaughter the civilian population.
    1.2 (defeat) [colloquial/familiar] [opponent/team] darle* una paliza a [colloquial/familiar] we were slaughtered in the final nos dieron una paliza en la final [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Bradford took the morning's foursomes 8-4 with Ian Martin and Roche slaughtering their opponents 7 & 6.
    • In the first game of the summer cup, Walkers' dominoes team were slaughtered.
    • I'm going ‘ah no, I've just got away’ but up we went and I got hammered, absolutely slaughtered.

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
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Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.