[ med-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈmɛd əˌsaɪd /
a suicide facilitated by a physician.Compare assisted suicide.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of medicide
1990–95; medi(cal) + -cide
Words nearby medicide
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