lethal injection

Main Entry:  lethal injection
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the act or instance of injecting a drug for purposes of capital punishment or euthanasia
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lethal injection

method of executing condemned prisoners through the administration of chemicals that induce death.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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