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mercy killing

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noun
  1. euthanasia(def 1).
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Origin of mercy killing

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for mercy killing

mercy killing

noun
  1. another term for euthanasia
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mercy killing in Medicine

mercy killing

(mûrsē)
n.
  1. Euthanasia.
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