lethal injection

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lethal injection (countable and uncountable, plural lethal injections)

  1. A means of execution or of euthanasia in which a person is injected with a fatal dose of drugs.
    • 2012 August 21, Pilkington, Ed, “Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Reggie Clemons has one last chance to save his life. After 19 years on death row in Missouri for the murder of two young women, he has been granted a final opportunity to persuade a judge that he should be spared execution by lethal injection.