mercy killing


noun


Nearby words

  1. mercury switch,
  2. mercury-vapor lamp,
  3. mercury-vapour lamp,
  4. mercy,
  5. mercy flight,
  6. mercy seat,
  7. mercy stroke,
  8. merde,
  9. merdivorous,
  10. mere

Origin of mercy killing

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for mercy killing

mercy killing

noun

another term for euthanasia
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Medicine definitions for mercy killing

mercy killing

[ mûrsē ]

n.

Euthanasia.

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