Definition of -cide in English:

-cide

Syllabification: -cide

combining form

  • 1Denoting a person or substance that kills: insecticide regicide
  • 2Denoting an act of killing: homicide suicide

Origin

via French; sense 1 from Latin -cida; sense 2 from Latin -cidium, both from caedere 'kill'.

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