HyperDic: putting_to_death

English > 1 sense of the expression putting to death:
NOUNactputting to death, killing, killthe act of terminating a life
English > putting to death: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of terminating a life.
Synonymskilling, kill
NarrowerdeathThe act of killing
deathblow, coup de graceThe blow that kills (usually mercifully)
decapitation, beheadingkilling by cutting off the head
dispatch, despatchkilling a person or animal
electrocutionkilling by electric shock
euthanasia, mercy killingThe act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
fellThe act of felling something (as a tree)
genocide, race murder, racial exterminationSystematic killing of a racial or cultural group
homicideThe killing of a human being by another human being
poisoningThe act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill
sacrifice, ritual killingThe act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
slaughterThe killing of animals (as for food)
suffocation, asphyxiationkilling by depriving of oxygen
suicide, self-destruction, self-annihilationThe act of killing yourself
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishasesinato, homicidio, matanza, muerte
Catalanassassinat, homicidi, matança, mort

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