homicidal

adjective ho·mi·cid·al \ ˌhä-mə-ˈsī-dᵊl , ˌhō- \

Definition of homicidal

:of, relating to, or tending toward homicide

homicidally

play \ˌhä-mə-ˈsī-dᵊl-ē, ˌhō-\ adverb

Examples of homicidal in a Sentence

  1. court-appointed psychiatrists have described the accused as a homicidal maniac who should be put away for life

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First Known Use of homicidal

1725


HOMICIDAL Defined for English Language Learners

homicidal

adjective

Definition of homicidal for English Language Learners

  • : likely to kill someone

  • : of or relating to murder


Medical Dictionary

homicidal

adjective ho·mi·cid·al \ ˌhäm-ə-ˈsīd-ᵊl , ˌhō-mə- \

medical Definition of homicidal

:of, relating to, or tending toward homicide

homicidally

play \-ᵊl-ē\ adverb

Law Dictionary

homicidal

adjective ho·mi·ci·dal \ ˌhä-mə-ˈsīd-ᵊl, ˌhō- \

legal Definition of homicidal

:of, relating to, or tending toward homicide


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