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infanticide

[ in-fan-tuh-sahyd ]
/ ɪnˈfæn təˌsaɪd /
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noun
the act of killing an infant.
the practice of killing newborn infants.
a person who kills an infant.
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Origin of infanticide

1650–60; (def. 1) <Late Latin infanticīdium;(def. 2) <Late Latin infanticīda.See infant, -i-, -cide

OTHER WORDS FROM infanticide

in·fan·ti·cid·al, adjective
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How to use infanticide in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for infanticide

infanticide
/ (ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd) /

noun
the killing of an infant
the practice of killing newborn infants, still prevalent in some primitive tribes
a person who kills an infant

Derived forms of infanticide

infanticidal, adjective
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Medical definitions for infanticide

infanticide
[ ĭn-făntĭ-sīd′ ]

n.
The act of killing an infant.
The practice of killing newborns.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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