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trŭcīdātĭo , ōnis, f. trucido,
I.a slaughtering, massacring, butchery.
I. Lit.: “inde non jam pugna, sed trucidatio velut pecorum fleri,Liv. 28, 16, 6: “civium,Cic. Phil. 4, 5, 11.—In plur. absol.: tantas trucidationes facis, Cato ap. Gell. 13, 24, 12.—
II. Transf., a cutting to pieces, cutting up, cutting off, Cels. praef. med.: “arborum,a lopping, trimming, Plin. 17, 27, 45, § 257.
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