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Words that end in cide

-cide

suffix
The definition of cide is a killer or a killing.

An example of cide used as a suffix is fungicide, which is a substance that kills fungus or spores.

a chemical used to kill bugs

infanticide
murdering an infant

bactericide
any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth

tyrannicide
killing a tyrant

fratricide
the murder of your sibling

spermicide
a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa

pesticide
a chemical used to kill destructive insects or animals

herbicide
a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth

fungicide
any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi

parricide
the murder of your own father or mother

larvicide
a chemical used to kill larval pests

matricide
the murder of one’s own mother

germicide
an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

patricide
the murder of your father

acaricide
a chemical agent used to kill mites

uxoricide
the murder of a wife by her husband

vermicide
an agent that kills worms

coincide
happen simultaneously

homicide
the killing of a human being by another human being

genocide
systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

silicide
any of various compounds of silicon with a more electropositive element or radical

regicide
the act of killing a king

virucide
an agent that inactivates or destroys viruses

feticide
the act of destroying a fetus

filicide
the murder of your own son or daughter

viricide
an agent that inactivates or destroys viruses

suicide
the act of killing yourself

decide
reach, make, or come to a conclusion about something

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