-cide words

Words using the suffix "-cide" (a Latin combining form meaning "killer," "the act of killing").
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  1. acaricide
    a chemical agent used to kill mites
  2. bactericide
    any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
  3. fratricide
    the murder of your sibling
  4. fungicide
    any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
  5. genocide
    systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
  6. germicide
    an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
  7. herbicide
    a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits growth
  8. homicide
    the killing of a human being by another human being
  9. infanticide
    murdering an infant
  10. insecticide
    a chemical used to kill bugs
  11. larvicide
    a chemical used to kill larval pests
  12. matricide
    the murder of one's own mother
  13. parricide
    the murder of your own father or mother
  14. patricide
    the murder of your father
  15. pediculicide
    a chemical agent that kills lice
  16. pesticide
    a chemical used to kill destructive insects or animals
  17. regicide
    the act of killing a king
  18. scabicide
    a drug that destroys the itch mite that causes scabies
  19. silicide
    any of various compounds of silicon with a more electropositive element or radical
  20. suicide
    the act of killing yourself
  21. tyrannicide
    killing a tyrant
  22. vermicide
    an agent that kills worms
  23. virucide
    an agent that inactivates or destroys viruses
Created on April 1, 2009 (updated April 2, 2009)

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