Definition of -cide in English:


combining form

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



combining form
In corresponding adjectives.


combining form
In corresponding adverbs.


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

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