pronounced IN-ter-NEE-sin. It comes from the Latin: "inter" (between, among) and "necare" (to kill). It means a conflict destructive to both sides, or very bloody. We do tend to use it to describe civil wars.
The United States fought a terrible internecine war from 1861 to 1865
by DEDALO August 28, 2009
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