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coup de grâcenoun [S]

uk   us   /ˌkuː.dəˈɡrɑːs/ formal
an ​action that ​ends something that has been ​gradually getting ​worse, or that ​kills a ​person or ​animal in ​order to end ​theirsuffering: Jane's ​affair was the ​coup de grâce to her ​disintegratingmarriage.
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