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eu·tha·na·sia

 (yo͞o′thə-nā′zhə, -zhē-ə)
n.
The act or practice of ending the life of a person or animal having a terminal illness or a medical condition that causes suffering perceived as incompatible with an acceptable quality of life, as by lethal injection or the suspension of certain medical treatments.

[Greek euthanasiā, a good death : eu-, eu- + thanatos, death.]

euthanasia

(ˌjuːθəˈneɪzɪə) or

euthanasy

n
(Medicine) the act of killing someone painlessly, esp to relieve suffering from an incurable illness. Also called: mercy killing
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: easy death, from eu- + thanatos death]

eu•tha•na•sia

(ˌyu θəˈneɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

n.
Also called mercy killing. the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding medical measures from a person or animal suffering from an incurable, esp. a painful, disease or condition.
[1640–50; < New Latin < Greek euthanasía easy death]

euthanasia

1. the act of putting to death without pain a person incurably ill or suffering great pain; mercy killing.
2. an easy, painless death. — euthanasic, adj.
See also: Killing
the deliberate killing of painfully ill or terminally ill people to put them out of their misery. Also called mercy killing.
See also: Death
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.euthanasia - the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)euthanasia - the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life

euthanasia

noun mercy killing, assisted suicide the emotive question of whether euthanasia should be legalized
Translations
إماتَه رَحيمَه
eutanasimedlidenhedsdrab
eutanázia
líknardráp
eutanazijaneskausmingas numarinimas
eitanāzija
eutanázia
ötenazitatlı ölüm

euthanasia

[ˌjuːθəˈneɪzɪə] Neutanasia f

euthanasia

[ˌjuːθəˈneɪziə] neuthanasie f

euthanasia

nEuthanasie f

euthanasia

[ˌjuːθəˈneɪzɪə] neutanasia

euthanasia

(juːθəˈneiziə) noun
the painless killing of someone who is suffering from a painful and incurable illness. Many old people would prefer euthanasia to the suffering they have to endure.

eu·tha·na·si·a

n. eutanasia, muerte infringida sin sufrimiento en casos de una enfermedad incurable.

euthanasia

n eutanasia
References in periodicals archive ?
These are additional letters on Saturday's Public Forum topic - whether California should have a law permitting doctor-assisted suicide.
Yes, California should pass a doctor-assisted suicide law.
Supreme Court, said George Eighmey, executive director of Compassion in Dying, an Oregon group that supports doctor-assisted suicide.
The historic ruling limits doctor-assisted suicides to "a competent adult person who clearly consents to the termination of life and has a grievous and irremediable medical condition, including an illness, disease or disability, that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his or her condition.
The current ban on doctor-assisted suicide stands until then.
By religion or faith, 80 per cent of Christians were found supportive of doctor-assisted suicide.
It's possible that the decline in support for doctor-assisted suicide since it peaked at 68% in 2001 reflects reduced coverage about the issue after Jack Kevorkian, the man synonymous with the practice, went to prison in 1999.
Panel chairman, Udo Schuklenk, a bioethics professor at Queen's University, Kingston, announced that they were recommending a change in the Criminal Code to permit doctor-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.
Check out Ross Ramsey's full story for the complete numbers and for other issues on which Texans were polled, including capital punishment and doctor-assisted suicide.
FYI, since 1990, three states--Oregon, Montana, and Washington--allow doctor-assisted suicide within certain parameters, and Switzerland and Britain have allowed this procedure, too.
Sir Terry Pratchett questions why people would be frightened of doctors following the legalisation of doctor-assisted suicide.
Washington state joined Oregon March 5 as the only states where such a prescription--known variously as doctor-assisted suicide or physician aid-in-dying--is legal.