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Meaning of right-to-die

right-to-die

Pronunciation: (rīt'tu-dī'), [key]
— adj.
  1. asserting or advocating the right to refuse extraordinary medical measures to prolong one's life when one is terminally ill or irreversibly comatose: right-to-die laws.
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