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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-tuh-sahyd]
    • /ˈfi təˌsaɪd/
    • /fˈetɪsˌaɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-tuh-sahyd]
    • /ˈfi təˌsaɪd/

Definitions of feticide word

  • noun feticide the act of destroying a fetus or causing an abortion. 1
  • noun feticide Destruction or abortion of a fetus. 1
  • noun feticide the destruction of a fetus in the uterus; aborticide 0
  • noun feticide the killing of a fetus; illegal abortion 0

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Origin of feticide

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
First recorded in 1835-45; fet(us) + -i- + -cide

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Parts of speech for Feticide


feticide popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for feticide

noun feticide

  • miscarriage — the expulsion of a fetus before it is viable, especially between the third and seventh months of pregnancy; spontaneous abortion. Compare abortion (def 1).
  • termination — the act of terminating.
  • aborticide — the killing of an unborn fetus

Antonyms for feticide

noun feticide

  • continuation — The continuation of something is the fact that it continues, rather than stopping.
  • success — the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.

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