AskDefine | Define carnage

Dictionary Definition

carnage n : the savage and excessive killing of many people [syn: slaughter, massacre, mass murder, butchery]

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


Extensive Definition

Carnage may refer to:
  • Great and usually bloody slaughter or injury on the battlefield
  • This may also refer to post battle foliage destruction in northern Ireland during the 18th century.
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carnage in Spanish: Carnage
carnage in French: Carnage
carnage in Polish: Carnage
carnage in Portuguese: Carnificina

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bloodbath, bloodshed, blue ruin, breakup, butchery, consumption, damnation, decimation, depredation, desolation, despoilment, despoliation, destruction, devastation, disintegration, disorganization, disruption, dissolution, final solution, genocide, havoc, hecatomb, holocaust, killing, mass destruction, mass murder, massacre, perdition, pogrom, race extermination, race-murder, ravage, ruin, ruination, saturnalia of blood, shambles, slaughter, spoliation, undoing, vandalism, waste, wholesale murder, wrack, wrack and ruin, wreck
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