from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to struggle within a nation, organization, or group.
- adj. Mutually destructive; ruinous or fatal to both sides.
- adj. Characterized by bloodshed or carnage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Mutually destructive; most often applied to warfare.
- adj. Characterized by struggle within a group, usually applied to an ethnic or familial relationship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Involving, or accompanied by, mutual slaughter; mutually destructive.
- adj. Of or pertaining to internal conflicts within a group.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Destructive; deadly; accompanied with much slaughter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by bloodshed and carnage for both sides
- adj. (of conflict) within a group or organization
Latin internecīnus, destructive, variant of internecīvus, from internecāre, to slaughter : inter-, intensive pref.; see inter- + nex, nec-, death.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin internecīvus, deadly, alternatively, Latin inter (between) and necare (to slay). (Wiktionary)