-cide

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Etymology[edit]

In sense 2, from French -cide, from Latin -cida ‎(cutter, killer), from -cid (combining form of caedō ‎(cut, kill)) + -a ‎(-er) (used for form agent nouns). In sense 1 (now the primary sense), by extension from sense 2.

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-cide

  1. The killing of the person or thing indicated by the first component of the word. (This applies to all of the derived terms listed below.)
  2. A killer of the person or thing indicated by the first component of the word. (This applies to some, but not all, of the derived terms listed below.)

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