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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
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The act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
Nouns denoting acts or actions
euthanasia; mercy killing
Hypernyms ("mercy killing" is a kind of...):
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