List of types of killing
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Killing of self
- Suicide – intentional killing of self.
- Autocide – suicide by automobile.
- Medicide – a suicide accomplished with the aid of a physician
- Murder-suicide - a suicide committed immediately after one or more murders
- Self-immolation – suicide by setting oneself on fire, a form of extreme protest.
- Suicide by cop– a suicide by acting threateningly, thereby inducing law enforcement personnel to shoot one to death.
Killing of family
- Avunculicide - the act of killing an uncle.
- Familicide - is a multiple-victim homicide where a killer's spouse and children are slain.
- Feticide (or foeticide) - the act of killing a fetus in the uterus or causing an abortion
- Filicide – the act of a parent killing his or her son or daughter. ("filius" being Latin for son)
- Fratricide – the act of killing a brother, also in military context death by friendly fire.
- Geronticide – the abandonment of the elderly to die, commit suicide or be killed. See also Senicide.
- Honour killing – the act of killing a family member who has or was perceived to have brought disgrace to the family.
- Infanticide – the act of killing a child within the first year of its life.
- Mariticide - the act of killing one's spouse, especially the murder of a husband by his wife.
- Matricide – the act of killing one's mother.
- Neonaticide - the act of killing an infant within the first twenty-four hours or month (varies by individual and jurisdiction) of its life.
- Nepoticide - the act of killing one's nephew
- Parricide – (also Parenticide) the killing of one's mother or father or other close relative.
- Patricide – the act of killing of one's father.
- Prolicide – the act of killing one's own children.
- Senicide – the killing of one's elderly family members when they can no longer work or become a burden. ("senex" being Latin for old man)
- Sororicide – the act of killing one's sister.
- Uxoricide – the act of killing one's wife ("uxor" being Latin for wife)
Killing of others
- Amicicide – the act of killing a friend. ("amicus" being Latin for friend)
- Androcide - the systematic killing of men.
- Capital punishment – the judicial killing of a human being for odious crimes.
- Democide - the murder of any person or people by a government
- Ecocide - the destruction of the natural environment by such activity as war, overexploitation of resources, or pollution
- Euthanasia (also mercy killing) – the killing of any being for compassionate reasons i.e. significant injury or disease.
- Femicide (also Gynecide, Gynaecide, or Gynocide) – the systematic killing of women
- Gendercide - the systematic killing of members of a specific sex, either males or females
- Genocide – the systematic extermination of an entire national, racial, religious, or ethnic group.
- Homicide – the act of killing of a person ("homo" being Latin for man)
- Human sacrifice – the killing of a human for religious reasons
- Murder - the malicious and unlawful killing of a human by another human
- Manslaughter - Murder, but under legal mitigating factors
- Omnicide – the act of killing all humans, to create intentional extinction of the human species. ("omni" meaning all)
- Paedocide - the act of killing a child or children.
- Populicide – the slaughter of the people.
Killing of superiors
- Deicide – the act of killing a god or divine being
- Dominicide – the act of killing one's master. (Latin: dominus for "master")
- Episcopicide – the act of killing a bishop.
- Giganticide – the act of killing a giant.
- Regicide – the act of killing a king (Latin: rex, Gen. regis for "king")
- Tyrannicide – the act of killing a tyrant.
- Vaticide – the act of killing a prophet.
Killing of intangibles
- Chronocide – the killing or wasting of time
- Famacide – the killing of another's reputation, a slander.
- Liberticide – the destruction of liberties.
- Urbicide – the destruction of a city or the stifling of an urbanisation. ("urbs" being Latin for city)
- Linguicide – intentionally causing the death of a language
Killing of animals, disease, and pests
- Algaecide – a chemical agent that kills algae
- Acaricide – a chemical agent that kills mites.
- Ariecide – the killing of a ram
- Avicide – a chemical agent that kills birds
- Bactericide – a chemical agent that kills bacteria.
- Biocide - a chemical agent that kills a broad spectrum of living organisms.
- Canicide - the killing of dogs. ("canis" being Latin for dog)
- Cervicide – the killing of deer.
- Ceticide – the killing of whales.
- Culicide – a chemical agent that kills mosquitos.
- Felicide – the killing of cats
- Fungicide - chemical agents or biological organisms used to kill or inhibit fungi or fungal spores.
- Germicide - an agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant
- Gonocide (also Gonococcicide) – an agent that kills the bacterium causing gonorrhea
- Herbicide - an agent that kills unwanted plants, a weed killer.
- Insecticide – an agent that kills unwanted insects.
- Larvicide (also Larvacide) - an insecticide targeted against the larval life stage of an insect.
- Lupicide – The killing of wolves.
- Microbicide – an agent used to kill or reduce the infectivity of microorganisms.
- Muscicide – an agent that kills flies.
- Nemacide (also Nematicide, Nematocide) – a chemical to eradicate or kill nematodes.
- Ovacide – an agent that kills eggs of an organism particular a pest i.e. lice eggs.
- Parasiticide – a general term to describe an agent used to destroy parasites.
- Pediculicide – an agent that kills head lice.
- Pesticide – a general term to describe an agent used to destroy or repel an unwanted pest.
- Pulicicide (also Pulicide) – an agent that kills fleas.
- Raticide – an agent for killing rats.
- Scabicide – a chemical agent for killing scabies.
- Spermicide – a contraceptive agent to render sperm inert and prevent fertilization.
- Tauricide – the killing of bulls or steers.
- Teniacide (also Taeniacide, Tenicide)– a chemical agent that kills tape worms.
- Vermicide - an agent used to kill parasitic intestinal worms.
- Vespacide – a chemical agent that kills wasps.
- Virucide (also Viricide) - an agent capable of destroying or inhibiting viruses.
- Vulpicide (also Vulpecide)- the killing of a fox by methods other than by hunting it with hounds.
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