assisted suicide

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assisted suicide

noun

: suicide with help from another person (such as a doctor) to end suffering from severe physical illness

Full Definition of ASSISTED SUICIDE

:  suicide committed by someone with assistance from another person; especially :  physician-assisted suicide

Examples of ASSISTED SUICIDE

  1. a doctor who has been involved in several assisted suicides
  2. an opponent of assisted suicide

First Known Use of ASSISTED SUICIDE

1976

assisted suicide

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASSISTED SUICIDE

: suicide by an individual facilitated by means or information (as a gun or indication of the lethal dosage of a drug) provided by someone else aware of the individual's intent; especially : physician-assisted suicide

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