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God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
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Meaning of "infanticide" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INFANTICIDE

infanticide  [ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INFANTICIDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Infanticide is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INFANTICIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

infanticide

Infanticide

Infanticide is the intentional killing of children under the age of 12 months according to the Infanticide Act 1938 in the UK. Parental infanticide are more commonly done by fathers than mothers but vice versa for neonaticide. In many past societies, certain forms of infanticide were considered permissible. In some countries, female infanticide is more common than the killing of male offspring, due to sex-selective infanticide. In China for example, the gender gap between males and females aged 0-19 year old were estimated to be 25 million in 2010 by the United Nations Population Fund.

Definition of infanticide in the English dictionary

The first definition of infanticide in the dictionary is the killing of an infant. Other definition of infanticide is the practice of killing newborn infants, still prevalent in some primitive tribes. Infanticide is also a person who kills an infant.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INFANTICIDE


aborticide
əˈbɔːtɪˌsaɪd
antipesticide
ˌæntɪˈpestɪˌsaɪd
biopesticide
ˌbaɪəʊˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd
feticide
ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd
foeticide
ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd
giganticide
dʒaɪˈɡæntɪˌsaɪd
homicide
ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd
insecticide
ɪnˈsɛktɪˌsaɪd
liberticide
lɪˈbɜːtɪˌsaɪd
menticide
ˈmentɪˌsaɪd
miticide
ˈmɪtɪˌsaɪd
multicide
ˈmʌltɪˌsaɪd
neonaticide
ˌniːəʊˈneɪtɪˌsaɪd
parasiticide
ˌpærəˈsɪtɪˌsaɪd
pesticide
ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd
raticide
ˈrætɪˌsaɪd
rodenticide
rəʊˈdɛntɪˌsaɪd
suicide
ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd
vaticide
ˈvætɪˌsaɪd
viticide
ˈvɪtɪˌsaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INFANTICIDE

infant mortality
infant mortality rate
infant prodigy
infant school
infant welfare clinic
infanta
infante
infanteer
infanthood
infanticidal
infantile
infantile paralysis
infantilisation
infantilise
infantilism
infantility
infantilization
infantilize
infantine
infantries

WORDS THAT END LIKE INFANTICIDE

acaricide
algicide
assisted suicide
bactericide
culpable homicide
decide
deicide
filicide
fratricide
fungicide
germicide
herbicide
justifiable homicide
larvicide
matricide
negligent homicide
nematicide
patricide
regicide
silicide
spermicide

Synonyms and antonyms of infanticide in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «infanticide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INFANTICIDE

Find out the translation of infanticide to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of infanticide from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «infanticide» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

杀婴
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el infanticidio
570 millions of speakers

English

infanticide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शिशु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وأد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

детоубийство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

infanticídio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিশুহত্যার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

infanticide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembunuhan bayi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kindestötung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

幼児殺害
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

영아 살해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Infanticide
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trẻ sơ sinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிசுக்கொலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बालसंगोपन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bebek öldürme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

infanticidio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dzieciobójstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дітовбивство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pruncucidere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βρεφοκτονία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kindermoord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

barnamord
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

infanticide
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of infanticide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INFANTICIDE»

The term «infanticide» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.042 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INFANTICIDE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «infanticide» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «infanticide» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about infanticide

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3 QUOTES WITH «INFANTICIDE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word infanticide.
1
Nita Ambani
Preventing female infanticide is equally important in protection of women's rights.
2
Michael Moriarty
Once the Supreme Court in 1973 decided that infanticide could be legal, it not only ended America's 'inalienable right to life,' it threw the Golden Rule right off the shores of this continent.
3
Rebecca West
God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INFANTICIDE»

Discover the use of infanticide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to infanticide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on Mothers ...
This comprehensive, practical work is organized into four parts for easy reference: Part I presents historical and epidemiological data, including a compelling discussion of the contrasting legal views of infanticide in the United States, ...
Margaret G. Spinelli, 2008
2
Infanticide: Comparative and Evolutionary Perspectives
Hausfater and Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, through their selection of materials for this book, evaluate the frequency, causes, and function of infanticide. Historical, ethnographic, and recent data on infanticide are surveyed.
Glenn Hausfater, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, 2008
3
Female Infanticide, Its Causes and Solutions
Female Infanticide, a social problem is a multi dimensional phenomenon in Tamilnadu. This work is an attempt to study the problem historically and in a futuristic perspective.
R. Muthulakshmi, 1997
4
Female Infanticide in India: A Feminist Cultural History
Part I: Infanticide Reform as an Extra-Economic Extraction of Surplus Postcolonial scholars and subaltern historians have successfully established the truism that imperialism used the emancipation of women as an alibi for its conquest, and as  ...
Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar, Reena Dube, 2012
5
Infanticide: Historical Perspectives on Child Murder and ...
This book traces key developments in the social, legal, and medical history of infanticide from the sixteenth through to the late twentieth century, not only in Britain but also in France, Germany, and South Africa.
Mark Jackson, 2002
6
Writing British Infanticide: Child-murder, Gender, and ...
The essays brought together in this volume pose the question: How are we to understand the proliferation of writing about child-murder in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain, or, more specifically, the overlap of an expanding print ...
Jennifer Thorn, 2003
7
Drowning Girls in China: Female Infanticide in China since 1650
This groundbreaking book offers the first full analysis of the long-neglected and controversial subject of female infanticide in China.
D. E. Mungello, 2008
8
Infanticide and Parental Care
First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Stefano Parmigiani, Frederick S. Vom Saal, 1994
9
The Infanticide Controversy: Primatology and the Art of ...
Infanticide in the natural world might be a relatively rare event, but as Amanda Rees shows, it has enormously significant consequences.
Amanda Rees, 2009
10
Death by Fire: Sati, Dowry Death, and Female Infanticide in ...
The book is part journey through the India that the author knows and loves, and part exploration of the enigma that India still remains in the minds of many.
Mala Sen, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INFANTICIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term infanticide is used in the context of the following news items.
1
BBC - Earth - The dolphins that kill each other's young
It's called infanticide and it occurs in many species, from lions to monkeys. It has rarely been observed in dolphins, but it does happen, despite ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Crimes against children jumped over 50% in one year - The Times …
Major crimes against children include trafficking, kidnapping, rape and infanticide, while the girl child is affected the most due to the proliferation ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
The spiritual struggle of fighting the church - Rhymes with Religion
Not only was infanticide legal, Offit notes the children of Christ's era were beaten, stoned, starved, traded for beds, sexually abused, sold into ... «Religion News Service, Jul 15»
4
If I Were A Killer... - RenewAmerica
The pro-choice camp has expanded their bloody crusade by endorsing the infanticide option for cases in which babies are born alive after ... «RenewAmerica, Jul 15»
5
Video Shows The Need For Protective Pro-Life Laws | NRL News …
... the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, ... «National Right to Life News, Jul 15»
6
Why Social Issues - Canada Free Press
Obama calls himself a Christian and yet has repeatedly supported infanticide by insisting that a child who survives the abortionist's intent be put ... «Canada Free Press, Jul 15»
7
Planned Parenthood's Real Crime: Making Us Notice | Ordered Liberty
The struggle against infanticide was lost when the language battle was lost. What we call things determines how we think about them. How we ... «PJ Media, Jul 15»
8
Top Scientists Meet in Moscow, Tell Russian Government: Fetus Is …
... the humanity of the unborn child from the moment of conception - and to demand that "prenatal infanticide" be banned in the country. Like Us ... «Crossmap, Jul 15»
9
Happy Birthday Katrina Kaif: 31 lesser known facts - Hindustan Times
... is involved in her mom's charitable trust — the Relief Projects India, that rescues abandoned baby girls and works against female infanticide. «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
10
Pandora's Box has been opened with ruling - Yuma Sun: Opinion
Abortion and its infanticide 53 million innocent babies murdered, perversion and homosexuality within and without the church and churches, ... «Yuma Sun, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Infanticide [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/infanticide>. Oct 2020 ».
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