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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French


1 noun
Related topics: Sport, Military, Crime
1 [uncountable and countable]SCCPM when a lot of people are killed violently, especially people who cannot defend themselves:
the only survivor of the massacre
massacre of
the massacre of several hundred pro-democracy demonstrators
the Boston/Peterloo/Harperville etc massacre
the infamous Peterloo massacre of 1819
2 [countable] informalDS a very bad defeat in a game or competition:
United lost in a 9-0 massacre.

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