uxoricide

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ux·o·ri·cide

 (ŭk-sôr′ĭ-sīd′, ŭg-zôr′-)
n.
1. The killing of a wife by her spouse.
2. One who kills one's wife.

[Medieval Latin uxōricīdium : Latin uxor, wife + Latin -cīdium, -cide.]
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uxoricide

(ʌkˈsɔːrɪˌsaɪd)
n
1. the act of killing one's wife
2. a person who kills his or her wife
[C19: from Latin uxor wife + -cide]
uxˌoriˈcidal adj
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ux•o•ri•cide

(ʌkˈsɔr əˌsaɪd, -ˈsoʊr-, ʌgˈzɔr-, -ˈzoʊr-)

n.
1. the act of murdering one's wife.
2. a man who murders his wife.
[1855–60; < Latin ūxor wife + -i- + -cide]
ux•o`ri•cid′al, adj.
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uxoricide

1. the killing of one’s wife.
2. a person who has killed his wife. — uxoricidal, adj.
See also: Killing
1. the murder of a wife by a husband.
2. a husband who murders his wife. — uxoricidal, adj.
See also: Wife
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uxoricide - a husband who murders his wife
hubby, husband, married man - a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
2.uxoricide - the murder of a wife by her husband
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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