One Word Substitutions -cide words 

One word Substitutions

One word Substitutions

One word substitutions -cide words: Part – 3  

The suffix –cide came from the Latine word ‘caedere’ which means killing.  The words end in –cide are known as killer-words and also the part of one word substitutions in English. These –cide words refer to deliberate or intentional killing, murder, death and destruction. Here in this article, you find more than 100 –cide words arranged under different headings like 

 

  • Murdering One’s Relatives
  • Murdering Other People
  • Killing of Superiors and Destroying other Important Things
  • Killing Animals
  • Killing Insects, Bacteria and Plant Life

 

You also need to understand that these words can be used for both – the act of killing and the killer.

One word substitutions -cide words

Killing One’s Relations

S.No. -cide word meaning
1 avunculicide The act of murdering an uncle
2 filicide, prolicide The act of murdering one’s son or daughter
3 fratricide The act of murdering one’s brother
4 infanticide  The act of murdering a child within the first year of its life
5 mariticide, viricide The act of murdering one’s husband
6 matricide The act of murdering one’s mother
7 nepoticide  The act of murdering one’s nephew
8 parenticide The act of murdering one’s parent(s)
9 parricide The act of murdering a close relative
10 patricide The act of murdering one’s father
11 sororicide The act of murdering one’s sister
12 suicide, selfcide The act of murdering oneself
13 uxoricide The act of murdering one’s wife

 

One word substitutions -cide words

Killing/Murdering The Other People:

S.No. -cide word meaning
1 aborticide, feticide, foeticide The act of murdering a fetus
2 ambicide The act of murdering a friend
3 brahminicide, brahmanicide The act of murdering a Brahmin
4 christicide The act of murdering of Christ
5 czaricide The act of murdering a czar
6 episcopicide The act of murdering a bishop
7 femicide, gynecide, gynaecide The act of murdering a woman
8 hereticide The act of murdering a heretic
9 hericide The act of murdering a lord or master
10 homicide The act of murdering a man, or any person
11 hospiticide The act of murdering a guest or host
12 hosticide The act of murdering an enemy
13 infanticide The act of murdering an infant
14 modernicide The act of murdering a modernist
16 nepoticide The act of murdering a favorite
17 regicide The act of murdering a king
18 senicide The act of murdering old men
19 sparticide The act of murdering a Spartacus member
20 tyrannicide The act of murdering a tyrant
21 vaticide The act of murdering a prophet or poet

 

One word substitutions -cide words

Killing of Superiors and Destroying other Important Things:

S.No. -cide word meaning
1 autocide The act of killing someone with a motor vehicle
2 biocide The act of destroying life
3 deicide The act of killing a god
4 ecocide The act of destroying the natural world
5 ethnocide The act of destroying a culture
6 facticide The act of distorting the truth/facts
7 famicide The act of ruining someone’s reputation
8 fideicide The act of killing a faith
9 genocide The act of exterminating an entire racial, political, or cultural group
10 gianticide The act of killing a giant
11 legicide The act of destroying laws
12 liberticide The act of destroying liberty
13 logocide, verbicide The act of destroying words
14 menticide The act of killing the mind (brainwashing)
16 monstricide The act of killing a monster
17 mundicide The act of destroying the entire world
18 omnicide The act of destroying everything
19 petracide The act of destroying ancient buildings/monuments
20 populicide The act of killing all people
21 tomecide The act of destroying books

One word substitutions -cide words

Killing Animals – (which means slaughter)

S.No. -cide word meaning
1 avicide, birdicide The act of killing birds
2 bovicide The act of killing oxen
3 canicide The act of killing dogs
4 cervicide The act of killing deer
5 ceticide The act of killing whales
6 elephanticide The act of killing elephants
7 felicide The act of killing cats
8 gallicide The act of killing fowls
9 gallinicide The act of killing chickens or turkeys
10 hiricide The act of killing goats
11 hirudicide The act of killing leeches
12 lupidide The act of killing wolves
13 macropocide The act of killing kangaroos
14 muricide The act of killing mice
15 perdricide The act of killing partridges
16 piscicide The act of killing fish
17 raticide The act of killing rats
18 rodenticide The act of killing rodents
19 sealicide The act of killing seals
20 serpenticide The act of killing serpents
21 sparrowcide The act of killing sparrows
22 talpicide The act of killing moles
23 tauricide The act of killing bulls
24 ursicide The act of killing bears
25 vaccicide The act of killing cows
26 verminicide The act of killing vermin
27 vulpicide The act of killing fox

 

One word substitutions -cide words

Killing Insects, Bacteria and Plant Life

S.No. -cide word meaning
1 anophelicide, mosquitocide The act of killing mosquitos
2 apicide The act of killing bees
3 ascaricide, filaricide, lumbricide The act of killing roundworms
4 bactericide, bacteriacide, bacteriocide The act of killing bacteria
5 cimicide The act of killing bedbugs
6 cytocide The act of killing cells
7 floricide The act of killing flowers
8 formicide, formicicide The act of killing ants
9 fungicide, sporicide The act of killing spores
10 germicide The act of killing germs
11 herbicide, phytocide The act of killing plants
12 insecticide The act of killing insects
13 lousicide, pediculicide The act of killing lice
14 microbicide The act of killing microbes
15 muscacide, muscicide The act of killing flies
16 parasiticide The act of killing parasites
17 pesticide The act of killing pests
18 protozoacide The act of killing protozoans
19 scabicide, scabieticide The act of killing scabies
20 taenicide, taeniacide, tenicide The act of killing tapeworms
21 toxicide, toxinicide The act of killing toxins
22 vespacide The act of killing wasps
23 viruscide, virucide The act of killing viruses
24 weedicide The act of killing weeds

For more -cide words: https://www.wordexample.com/list/words-suffix-cide

 

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