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infanticide

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noun in·fan·ti·cide \in-ˈfan-tə-ˌsīd\

Simple Definition of infanticide

  • : the act of killing a baby

Full Definition of infanticide

  1. 1 :  the killing of an infant

  2. 2 [Late Latin infanticida, from Latin infant-, infans + -i- + -cida -cide] :  one who kills an infant

in·fan·ti·ci·dal play \-ˌfan-tə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

Origin of infanticide

Late Latin infanticidium, from Latin infant-, infans + -i- + -cidium -cide


First Known Use: 1611


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infanticide

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noun in·fan·ti·cide \in-ˈfant-ə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of infanticide

  1. 1:  the killing of an infant

  2. 2:  one who kills an infant

  3. in·fan·ti·ci·dal \-ˌfant-ə-ˈsīd-əl\play adjective




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