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Definition of massacre noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1the killing of a large number of people especially in a cruel way the bloody massacre of innocent civilians Nobody survived the massacre.
  2. 2(informal) a very big defeat in a game or competition The game was a 10–0 massacre for our team.
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