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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Murder \Mur"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Murdered (m[^u]r"d[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Murdering.] [OE. mortheren, murtheren, AS. myr[eth]rian; akin to OHG. murdiren, Goth. ma['u]r[thorn]rjan. See Murder, n.] 1. To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n. [1913 Webster] 2. To destroy; to put an end to. [1913 Webster] [Canst thou] murder thy breath in middle of a word? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English. [1913 Webster] Syn: To kill; assassinate; slay. See Kill. [1913 Webster]