[in-fan-tuh-sahyd] /ɪnˈfæn təˌsaɪd/
the act of killing an infant.
the practice of killing newborn infants.
a person who kills an infant.
the killing of an infant
the practice of killing newborn infants, still prevalent in some primitive tribes
a person who kills an infant
1650s, “the killing of infants;” 1670s, “one who kills an infant,” from infant + -cide.
infanticide in·fan·ti·cide (ĭn-fān’tĭ-sīd’)
[in-fuh n-tahyl, -til] /ˈɪn fənˌtaɪl, -tɪl/ adjective 1. characteristic of or befitting an ; babyish; childish: infantile behavior. 2. of or relating to or : infantile diseases. 3. Physical Geography. (def 5). /ˈɪnfənˌtaɪl/ adjective 1. like a child in action or behaviour; childishly immature; puerile 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of infants or infancy […]
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