Infanticidal In*fan"ti*ci`dal, a. Of or pertaining to infanticide; engaged in, or guilty of, child murder. [1913 Webster]

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  • infanticidal — infanticide ► NOUN ▪ the killing of an infant. DERIVATIVES infanticidal adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • infanticidal — adjective see infanticide …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • infanticidal — See infanticide. * * * …   Universalium

  • infanticidal — adjective Of or pertaining to infanticide …   Wiktionary

  • infanticidal — adj. of or pertaining to infanticide, of the murder of infants; practicing infanticide …   English contemporary dictionary

  • infanticidal — in·fan·ti·ci·dal …   English syllables

  • infanticidal — ə̇n|fantə|sīdəl adjective : relating to the killing of infants …   Useful english dictionary

  • infanticide — infanticidal, adj. /in fan teuh suyd /, n. 1. the act of killing an infant. 2. the practice of killing newborn infants. 3. a person who kills an infant. [1650 60; (def. 1) < LL infanticidium; (def. 2) < LL infanticida. See INFANT, I , CIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Infanticide (zoology) — In animals, infanticide involves the killing of young offspring by a mature animal of its own species, and is studied in zoology, specifically in the field of ethology. Ovicide is the analogous destruction of eggs. Although human infanticide has… …   Wikipedia

  • Psychohistory — is the study of the psychological motivations of historical events. It combines the insights of psychotherapy with the research methodology of the social sciences to understand the emotional origin of the social and political behavior of groups… …   Wikipedia

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