homicidal

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Etymology[edit]

homicide +‎ -al

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homicidal (comparative more homicidal, superlative most homicidal)

  1. Of or pertaining to homicide.
    • 1992, Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), page 46:
      The current editor-in-chief, Stagyar-zil-Doggo, was a dangerously unbalanced man who took a homicidal view of contributing staff turning up in his office without pages of fresh, proofed copy, []
    • 2012, David W. Phillipson, Foundations of an African Civilisation. Aksum & the northern Horn, 1000 BC–AD 1300, Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Currey, page 9:
      An apparent deterioration in productivity during the twentieth century [in the northern Horn] has undoubtedly been linked with the enormous increase in human population brought about by a combination of improved medical facilities and the discouragement of homicidal activities.

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