1. (n.) A kiln.

2. (n.) A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; as, the channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills; -- used also in composition; as, Schuylkill, Catskill, etc.

3. (v. t.) To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay.

4. (v. t.) To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one's chances; to kill the sale of a book.

5. (v. t.) To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind.

6. (v. t.) To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; as, alkali kills acid.

KO abbreviate abridge absorb adolescent stream amuse annihilate arroyo asphyxiate assassinate bane beasts of venery beck beguile bereave of life big game black out blood bloodletting bloodshed blot out blue-pencil bottle up bourn bowdlerize braided stream braining branch brook brooklet bump off burn butcher call off cancel carry away carry off censor channel chloroform choke choke off clamp down on close complete conclusion constitute consume convulse cork cork up coup de grace crack down on creek crick cross out crush cut cut down cut off cut short damp damp down deaden dealing death death deathblow decimate decree defeat delete delight denouement deprive of life destroy destruction destruction of life devastate dispatch dispose of divert do away with do for do in do to death down drop the curtain drown dull edit edit out eliminate enact enact laws end end off enliven entertain eradicate erase euthanasia execute execution exhaust exhilarate expunge expurgate exterminate extermination extinguish fag out fatigue filibuster fill finalize finish finish off flow of blood flowing stream fluviation fold up fracture one fresh freshet gag game get it over get over with get rid of get the floor get through with gill give the quietus gore have the floor hit hold down hugger-mugger hurt hush hush up hush-hush ice idle immolate immolation jump on kayo keep down keep under kibosh killing knife knock dead knock off knock out lapidation launch into eternity lay low lazy stream legislate liquidate lobby through logroll loosen up lynch make away with martyr martyrdom martyrization martyrize massacre meandering stream mercy killing midchannel midstream millstream moving road muffle murder muzzle navigable river negative neutralize nip nullify obliterate occupy omit ordain pain pass perfect pigeonhole pocket poison poisoning polish off pour water on prey purge put away put down put in force put paid to put through put to death put to sleep quarry quash quell quench race racing stream railroad through raise a laugh raise a smile ravage recreate refresh regale relax remove from life repress rescind ritual killing ritual murder river rivulet roll logs rub out ruin rule against run rundle runlet runnel sacrifice scrag shoot shoot down shooting shush shut shut down shut down on shut off sike silence sit down on sit on slaughter slay slaying


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