1 slaughter, slaughtering, carnage, annihilation, annihilating, blood bath, killing, execution, extermination, exterminating, butchery, butchering, (mass) murder, murdering, slaying, liquidation, pogrom, genocide:
The massacre of millions of innocent people followed the coup.
2 slaughter, annihilate, kill, execute, exterminate, butcher, murder, slay, liquidate, destroy, eliminate, obliterate, eradicate, put to the sword, decimate, Colloq mow down, Slang bump off:
It was their policy to massacre all the men and take captive all the women and children.
appalling, bloody, cold-blooded, horrible, terrible
an appalling massacre of women and children
VERB + MASSACRE
be responsible for, carry out, perpetrate, take part in
The massacre was carried out by enemy troops. As many as fifty men took part in the massacre.
| be killed in | escape, survive
MASSACRE + VERB
a massacre by rebel soldiers
the victims of a massacre
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