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slaying n : unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being [syn: murder, execution]

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  1. Killing, especially murder of a human.
    The slaying of the civil rights activist brought a storm of protest.


  1. present participle of slay

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bane, blood, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, dealing death, destruction, destruction of life, dispatch, euthanasia, execution, extermination, flow of blood, gore, immolation, kill, killing, lapidation, martyrdom, martyrization, mercy killing, poisoning, ritual killing, ritual murder, sacrifice, shooting, slaughter, stoning, taking of life
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