homicidal

[ hom-uh-sahyd-l, hoh-muh- ]
/ ˌhɒm əˈsaɪd l, ˌhoʊ mə- /

adjective

of or relating to homicide.
having a tendency to commit homicide.

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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homicidal

/ (ˌhɒmɪˈsaɪdəl) /

adjective

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

homicidal


adj.

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

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