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Meaning of INTERNECINE

Pronunciation:  `intur'neeseen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  characterized by bloodshed and carnage for both sides; "internecine war"
  2. [adj]  (of conflict) within a group or organization; "an internecine feud among proxy holders"
 

INTERNECINE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: bloody, internal, mutually ruinous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`ter*ne"cine\, a. [L. internecinus deadly,
murderous, fr. internecare to kill, to slaughter; inter
between + necare to kill; akin to Gr. ? dead. See
{Necromancy}.]
Involving, or accompanied by, mutual slaughter; mutually
destructive.

      Internecine quarrels, horrible tumults, stain the
      streets with blood.                      --Motley.

 
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