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mercy killing

noun
1.
euthanasia (def 1).
Origin of mercy killing
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • "Call it a mercy killing," murmured Donna between pale lips.

    This World Must Die! Horace Brown Fyfe
British Dictionary definitions for mercy killing

mercy killing

noun
1.
another term for euthanasia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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mercy killing in Medicine

mercy killing mer·cy killing (mûr'sē)
n.
Euthanasia.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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