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Noun infanticide has 2 senses
  1. infanticide - a person who murders an infant
    --1 is a kind of
    murderer, liquidator, manslayer
  2. infanticide - murdering an infant
    --2 is a kind of
    murder, slaying, execution

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Infanticide refers to the act of intentionally causing the death of an infant, typically within the first year of life.

Part of Speech:

  • Noun


1. The deliberate killing of an infant.

2. The practice of killing an infant on the basis of gender or disability.



  1. Infanticide is a heinous crime that is condemned in all societies.
  2. The news of the infanticide shocked the entire community.
  3. Infanticide rates have decreased significantly in recent years.


  1. Infanticide was a common practice among certain ancient tribes.
  2. In some remote areas, infanticide is still believed to be a way to ensure the survival of the community.
  3. The village has strict laws against infanticide.

Example Sentences:


  1. The authorities arrested the woman on charges of infanticide.
  2. Studies show that poverty and lack of support can contribute to cases of infanticide.
  3. She was haunted by the guilt of her past infanticide.

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