Infanticide



[in-fan-tuh-sahyd] /ɪnˈfæn təˌsaɪd/

noun
1.
the act of killing an infant.
2.
the practice of killing newborn infants.
3.
a person who kills an infant.
/ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the killing of an infant
2.
the practice of killing newborn infants, still prevalent in some primitive tribes
3.
a person who kills an infant
n.

1650s, “the killing of infants;” 1670s, “one who kills an infant,” from infant + -cide.

infanticide in·fan·ti·cide (ĭn-fān’tĭ-sīd’)
n.

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