Definition of infanticide noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    infanticide

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɪnˈfæntəˌsaɪd//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the crime of killing a baby; a person who is guilty of this crime
  2. 2[uncountable] (in some cultures) the practice of killing babies that are not wanted, for example because they are girls and not boys
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