Definition of -cide combining form from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    -cide

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  1. 1the act of killing suicide genocide
  2. 2a person or thing that kills insecticide
  3. Word Originvia French; sense (1) from Latin -cidium; sense (2) from Latin -cida, both from caedere ‘kill’.
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