The definition of carnage refers to mass death, killing or slaughter.noun
An example of carnage is when there are many dead bodies after a bomb has gone off.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- bloody and extensive slaughter, esp. in battle; massacre; bloodshed
Origin: Fr < Prov carnatge, flesh < carn < L caroObsolete dead bodies, esp. on a battlefield
Origin: Fr < OIt carnaggio, ult. < L caro: carnal
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- Massive slaughter, as in war; a massacre.
- Corpses, especially of those killed in battle.
Origin: French, from Old French, from Old Italian carnaggio, from Medieval Latin carnāticum, meat, from Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.