Translation of slaughter in Spanish:


matanza, n.

Pronunciation /ˈslɔdər//ˈslɔːtə/


  • 1

    (of animals)
    matanza feminine
    ritual slaughter sacrificio (ritual) masculine
    • The price of New Ponies is as low as £5 each, making them attractive for transport and slaughter on the Continent.
    • Ferguson, whose models shaped government policy, said other culls should not have been adopted and only led to the unnecessary slaughter of healthy animals.
    • The mass slaughter of animals seized from wildlife markets in Guangdong province was launched despite appeals for caution by the World Health Organisation.
    • This has very serious implications for us in that animals going to slaughter are not normally affected by the 20-day standstill rule.
    • Mr. Walsh reminded producers and processors that the movement of such animals other than for slaughter and accompanied by the relevant permit is strictly prohibited.
    • The pre-emptive slaughter of healthy animals was extended by the administrations in Whitehall and Edinburgh yesterday.
    • World hunger is directly related to the breeding and killing of animals for slaughter, it is pointed out.
    • Pre-slaughter stunning was introduced in 1933 to protect abattoir personnel, not animals, by immobilising the animal to facilitate slaughter.
    • The ultimate objective of the campaign was to prevent slaughter of animals for man's food.
    • The Bible records many examples of the slaughter of animals for food, products or purpose.
    • If, on the other hand, it has spread and is affecting more than one species, a combination of vaccination and judicious slaughter of the worst-affected animals is the solution.
    • Both pathogens can colonise the intestines of beef cattle and get into the food chain during slaughter at the abattoir.
    • The European Parliament recently voted for an end to the long distance transportation of animals destined for slaughter or further fattening.
    • The bottom line is that it has presided over the largely unnecessary slaughter of 7.7 million animals, yet it cannot confirm foot-and-mouth has been eliminated.
    • The animals transported from other States for slaughter should be given proper food, water and a resting place till they are killed
    • The course covers meat processing from slaughter to packaging, food preparation and export compliance, health and safety, and communication skills.
    • At least 7,000 animals already face slaughter.
    • Children in particular should not have to witness wholesale slaughter of animals to which they may have become very attached.
    • The slaughter of the healthy animals at Otterburn Hall farm followed a mix-up of addresses, resulting in the accidental cull of 80 per cent of the stock.
    • The media is riddled with gruesome tales of slaughter and the killing of animals ‘presumed’ infected.
  • 2

    masacre feminine
    matanza feminine
    carnicería feminine
    • Internal factionalism is unlikely to reach the level of Yugoslavia after the fall of the communists, since US air power can be invoked to stop mass slaughter.
    • Perhaps you should back down, stop supporting the mass slaughter of unborn babies, and go off somewhere real quiet and decide whether you really want to be a Catholic.
    • This sombre celebration was introduced after the First World War, to mark and honour the day on which the guns fell silent on the Western Front and the slaughter stopped in 1918.
    • Powell said the deal could help end the ethnic slaughter in Darfur, which the United States government has declared a genocide.
    • ‘Mbeki, stop the senseless slaughter of our families,’ read one large poster.
    • You can tell that's all men fantasize about: violence and wholesale slaughter.
    • Jewish leaders have repeatedly pressed for full disclosure to determine what Pius XII did or didn't do to stop Hitler's slaughter of millions of Jews.
    • What exactly will it take for the United States and the international community to step in and stop the wholesale slaughter of innocents?
    • As the toll of dead seals increased, charter boat skippers around Oban who make their money from nature-loving tourists, demanded immediate action to stop the slaughter.
    • He raised the issue again this past Sunday, threatening war unless the government sets up a commission to investigate the alleged ethnic slaughter in Bukavu.
    • The U.N.'s inability to stop the slaughter in Cambodia was a great failure.
    • Those possibilities, it seems, now extend to violent slaughter of the type previously monopolised by male action heroes.
    • Who is in Liberia right now stopping this slaughter that befell that country after Charles Taylor's escape?
    • Brutal conquests to be sure, his bloody wake of slaughter in the violent thirteenth century led to the murder of untold millions.
    • What Rwanda teaches is that, really, any pretext for division - even violent division, and slaughter - will do.
    • We therefore have a duty to play a role in stopping the imperialist slaughter and preventing the spread of the war to other Arab countries.
    • The world has watched genocide happening in Rwanda but we were too busy worrying about our own needs to look up and call anyone to stop the slaughter.
    • His programme of slaughter was only stopped in 1979 by an uprising.
    • This is a racist holocaust, where people are targeted for slaughter because of their ethnicity - yet many people deny this basic truth.
    • Yet Amin took the use of murder as a way of dealing with all enemies, real or imagined, to new heights in Uganda and conducted his campaign of slaughter with cruel relish.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (pig/cattle) matar
    (pig/cattle) carnear Southern Cone
    (troops/civilians) matar salvajemente
    (troops/civilians) masacrar
  • 2informal

    (team/opponent) darle una paliza a informal
    we were slaughtered in the final nos dieron una paliza en la final informal