Found as a misspelling of “massacre�? in a school project on the “Massacre of the Infants�? referred to in the Bible’s New Testament Infancy Narratives.
Though the definition of “massacure�? - the killing of large numbers of humans or animals as a method or course of action used to correct a harmful or disturbing situation - could be used to describe Herod’s order, it would hopefully be used more often in the modern world in reference to eliminating animal borne diseases such as SARS and BSE (Mad Cow Disease).