Carnage meaning

kärnĭj
(obs.) Dead bodies, esp. on a battlefield.
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Bloody and extensive slaughter, esp. in battle; bloodshed.
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The definition of carnage refers to mass death, killing or slaughter.

An example of carnage is when there are many dead bodies after a bomb has gone off.

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Massive slaughter, as in war; a massacre.
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Corpses, especially of those killed in battle.
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Death and destruction.
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What remains after a massacre, e. g. the corpses or gore.
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Origin of carnage

  • French from Old French from Old Italian carnaggio from Medieval Latin carnāticum meat from Latin carō carn- flesh sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary