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assisted suicide

Syllabification: as·sist·ed su·i·cide

Definition of assisted suicide in English:

noun

The suicide of a patient suffering from an incurable disease, effected by the taking of lethal drugs provided by a doctor for this purpose.
Example sentences
  • No physician engaged in euthanasia or medically assisted suicide should be responsible for diagnosing brain death.
  • To conduct physician assisted suicide effectively, doctors would probably have to administer drugs parenterally.
  • In practice, many physicians oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, and hospitals have barred assisted suicide from their premises.

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