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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of killing an infant.
  • n. The practice of killing newborn infants.
  • n. One who kills an infant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The murder of an infant.
  • n. The murder of a child by a parent; filicide.
  • n. The murderer of a child: a person who has committed infanticide.
  • n. The killing of a young, immature animal by a mature adult of the same species.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The murder of an infant born alive; the murder or killing of a newly born or young child; child murder.
  • n. One who commits the crime of infanticide; one who kills an infant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who kills an infant.
  • n. The killing of an infant; specifically, the destruction of a child, whether newly born, in the course of parturition, or still in utero; child-murder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. murdering an infant
  • n. a person who murders an infant


Late Latin īnfanticīdium, the killing of a child and īnfānticīda, killer of a child : Latin īnfāns, īnfant-, infant; see infant + Latin -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From infant +‎ -cide. (Wiktionary)



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