genocide
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈd͡ʒɛnəsaɪd/
Noun

genocide

  1. The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on the basis of their ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, social status, or other particularities.
    • 1944, November, Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation, "Analysis of Government - Proposals for Redress", chapter 9, page 79
      For the German occupying authorities war thus appears to offer the most appropriate occasion for carrying out their policy of genocide.
    A genocide will always be followed by the denial that it ever happened.
  2. (by extension) The systematic suppression of ideas on the basis of cultural or ethnic origin; culturicide.
  3. (video games, roguelikes) The elimination of an entire class of monsters by the player.
    • 2000, "Kimmo Kasila", Arch lich at Minetown bones, Help! (on newsgroup rec.games.roguelike.nethack)
      I used genocide in my first ascension, but have been genocideless ever since. Makes the game much more interesting, but then again, if one hasn't ascended yet, it will be interesting anyway.
Synonyms
  • (systematic killing of substantial numbers of people) genticide
Translations Verb

genocide (genocides, present participle genociding; past and past participle genocided)

  1. (transitive) To commit genocide (against); to eliminate (a group of people) completely.



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