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Etymology

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

Suffix

-cide

  1. Used to make nouns meaning 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. Used to make nouns meaning 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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