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mercy killing

noun

Simple Definition of mercy killing

  • : the killing of someone who is very sick or injured in order to prevent any further suffering

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mercy killing

Examples of mercy killing in a sentence

  1. Some called her death a mercy killing.



1935

First Known Use of mercy killing

1935

Rhymes with mercy killing


Medical Dictionary

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noun mer·cy kill·ing \ˈmər-sē-ˌkil-iŋ\

Medical Definition of mercy killing




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mercy killing

noun mer·cy kill·ing

Legal Definition of mercy killing




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