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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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