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 History of this Word

"cide" is from "caedere" (to kill) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
bactericide
genocide
insecticide
suicide

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-cide" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates that kill modifies the word. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-cide illustration The use of baking soda as a fungicide is not a new idea.
-cide illustration They excel at constructing tense studies of homicidal passion, the burning-ember kind that smolders until flaring up in a desperate act of violence.