the act of killing an infant.
the practice of killing newborn infants.
a person who kills an infant.
Origin of infanticide
1650–60; (def 1)Related formsin·fan·ti·cid·al, adjective
< Late Latin infanticīdium; (def 2)
< Late Latin infanticīda.
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Derived Formsinfanticidal, adjective
the killing of an infant
the practice of killing newborn infants, still prevalent in some primitive tribes
a person who kills an infant
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Word Origin and History for infanticidal
1650s, "the killing of infants;" 1670s, "one who kills an infant," from infant + -cide.
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The act of killing an infant.
The practice of killing newborns.
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