urbicidal etymology

English word urbicidal comes from English -cidal

Detailed word origin of urbicidal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-cidal English (eng) Used to make adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -cide.
urbicidal English (eng) Inimical to the vitality of a city.. Pertaining to or having the nature of urbicide, that being the deliberate “killing” of a city by the razing of distinctive physical manifestations of its urban identity, stifling of the social activity therein, and its general destruction as an edifice of civilisation.

Words with the same origin as urbicidal

Descendants of -cidal
algacidal algaecidal androcidal candidacidal chronocidal cytocidal fungicidal liberticidal mildewcidal nematocidal phytocidal pseudomonacidal sociocidal termiticidal toxoplasmacidal zoocidal zymocidal