carnage

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From Middle French carnage, from Latin carnaticum (slaughter of animals), itself from Latin carnem, accusative of caro (flesh).

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carnage (usually uncountable, plural carnages)

  1. Death and destruction.
  2. What remains after a massacre, e. g. the corpses or gore.

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