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MERCY KILLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mercy killing mean? 

MERCY KILLING (noun)
  The noun MERCY KILLING has 1 sense:

1. the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

  Familiarity information: MERCY KILLING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MERCY KILLING (noun)


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Meaning:

The act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

euthanasia; mercy killing

Hypernyms ("mercy killing" is a kind of...):

kill; killing; putting to death (the act of terminating a life)


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