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English noun: putting to death

1. putting to death (act) the act of terminating a life

Synonymskill, killing

Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination

Narrower (hyponym)asphyxiation, beheading, coup de grace, death, deathblow, decapitation, despatch, dispatch, electrocution, euthanasia, fell, genocide, homicide, mercy killing, poisoning, race murder, racial extermination, ritual killing, sacrifice, self-annihilation, self-destruction, slaughter, suffocation, suicide

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