the slaughter of a great number of people, as in battle; butchery; massacre.
Archaic. dead bodies, as of those slain in battle.

1590–1600; < Middle French < Italian carnaggio < Medieval Latin carnāticum payment or offering in meat, equivalent to Latin carn- (stem of carō) flesh + -āticum -age Unabridged
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carnage (ˈkɑːnɪdʒ)
extensive slaughter, esp of human beings in battle
[C16: from French, from Italian carnaggio, from Medieval Latin carnāticum, from Latin carō flesh]

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Word Origin & History

1600, from M.Fr. carnage, from O.It. carnaggio "slaughter, murder," from M.L. carnaticum "flesh," often "meat supplied by tenants in tribute to a feudal lord," from L. carnaticum "slaughter of animals," from caro (acc. carnem) "flesh."
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Example sentences
Forget flying cars and the carnage they would wreak.
Property may be destroyed, but human carnage is averted.
The corporate overlords would profit mightily off the carnage wreaked by faulty
  products flooding our villages and homes.
Only fifty yards away from the carnage the springbok graze unconcerned.
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