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internecine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Internecine  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  internecine 
  adj  1:  (of  conflict)  within  a  group  or  organization;  "an 
  internecine  feud  among  proxy  holders" 
  2:  characterized  by  bloodshed  and  carnage  for  both  sides; 
  "internecine  war"  [syn:  {mutually  ruinous}] 




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