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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
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The Appeal Court indicated that the question of doctor-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia is best answered by Parliament.
Then, on February 6, 2015, the Canadian Supreme Court unanimously overturned even the minor limits on doctor-assisted suicide that the National Assembly had built into the law--creating out of thin air the Charter right to death in the face of a very broad definition of illness--and ruling that the law should be amended to permit doctors to assist suicides in certain "situations.
Americans Say Doctor-Assisted Suicide Morally Acceptable
After Brittany Maynard's case grabbed headlines, support for doctor-assisted suicide spiked across all ages and political stripes.
TORONTO -- Canada's highest court struck down a ban on doctor-assisted suicide for mentally competent patients with terminal illnesses Friday, declaring that outlawing that option deprives dying people of their dignity and autonomy.
While still few in number, more states are considering allowing doctor-assisted suicide within their borders.
In more modern times the state's residents have declared the ocean beaches public property, approved some of the nation's toughest anti-sprawl and pro-environment laws, authorized doctor-assisted suicide, required all voting be done by mail and experimented with universal health care through the Oregon Health Plan.
The baroness said she feared it would help promote a change in the law to legalise doctor-assisted suicide.
Muddled Thinking--Many fail to understand the differences among assisted suicide and doctor-assisted suicide (both done with express consent) and euthanasia, which is mercy-killing without the consent of the person acted upon.
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.
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