Definition of -cide

1 : killer insecticide
2 [Middle French, from Latin -cidium, from caedere] : killing suicide

History and Etymology for -cide

Middle French, from Latin -cida, from caedere to cut, kill

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“-cide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-cide. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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\ ˌsīd \

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1 : killer insecticide
2 : killing homicide

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