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vi•o•lence



Pronunciation: (vī'u-luns), [key]
n.
1. swift and intense force: the violence of a storm.
2. rough or injurious physical force, action, or treatment: to die by violence.
3. an unjust or unwarranted exertion of force or power, as against rights or laws: to take over a government by violence.
4. a violent act or proceeding.
5. rough or immoderate vehemence, as of feeling or language: the violence of his hatred.
6. damage through distortion or unwarranted alteration: to do editorial violence to a text.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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