slaughtering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

slaughtering

  1. present participle of slaughter

Noun[edit]

slaughtering (plural slaughterings)

  1. An act of slaughter; a killing.
    • 1970, New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research (volume 13, number 1, page 129)
      Towards the end of each trial (approximately July), when the Hock had been markedly depleted by mortalities and the successive group slaughterings, the remaining animals were confined to one paddock.