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in·fan·ti·cide

 (ĭn-făn′tĭ-sīd′)
n.
1. The act of killing an infant.
2. The practice of killing newborn infants.
3. One who kills an infant.

[Late Latin īnfanticīdium, the killing of a child and īnfanticīda, killer of a child : Latin īnfāns, īnfant-, infant; see infant + Latin -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.]

in·fan′ti·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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infanticide

(ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd)
n
1. the killing of an infant
2. the practice of killing newborn infants, still prevalent in some primitive tribes
3. a person who kills an infant
inˌfantiˈcidal adj
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in•fan•ti•cide

(ɪnˈfæn təˌsaɪd)

n.
1. the act of killing an infant.
2. a person who kills an infant.
[1650–60; < Late Latin]
in•fan`ti•cid′al, adj.
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infanticide

1. the murder of infants.
2. a person who kills infants. — infanticidal, adj.
See also: Killing
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infanticide - a person who murders an infant
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
2.infanticide - murdering an infant
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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Translations
infanmurdo
lapsenmurha
čedomorstvočedoubojstvo

infanticide

[ɪnˈfæntɪsaɪd] N
1. (= act) → infanticidio m
2. (= person) → infanticida mf
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infanticide

[ɪnˈfæntɪsaɪd] ninfanticide m
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infanticide

nKindesmord m, → Kindestötung f; (= person)Kindesmörder(in) m(f)
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infanticide

[ɪnˈfæntɪsaɪd] ninfanticidio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

in·fan·ti·cide

n. infanticidio.
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For some parents, the denial of pregnancy may be so strong that secretly hiding evidence of the baby's presence is perhaps what makes the anonymity feature of the Angel Cradle's an accessible option.
Japan Today's report describes denial of pregnancy as a mental condition whereby a pregnant woman, despite changes occurring to her body, convinces herself she is not pregnant.
Miller, "Denial of Pregnancy," in Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on Mothers who Kill, ed.
A particularly high-risk symptom is psychotic denial of pregnancy, a condition in which the woman denies that she is pregnant despite clear indications, and thereby refuses prenatal care, misinterprets signs of labor, risks precipitous and unassisted delivery, and fails to bond with the baby.
(1.) Wessel J and Buscher U, Denial of pregnancy: population-based study, BMJ, 2002, 324(7335):458.