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[hom-uh-sahyd-l, hoh-muh-]
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  1. of or relating to homicide.
  2. having a tendency to commit homicide.
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Origin of homicidal

First recorded in 1715–25; homicide + -al1
Related formshom·i·cid·al·ly, adverbun·hom·i·cid·al, adjective
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Related Words for homicidal

violent, bloodthirsty, maniacal, deadly, lethal, slaughterous

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British Dictionary definitions for homicidal


  1. of, involving, or characterized by homicide
  2. likely to commit homicidea homicidal maniac
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Derived Formshomicidally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for homicidal


1725, from homicide + -al (1). Related: Homicidally.

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