euthanasia


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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 classic literature ?
For myself I could hold it in my account with God to find such an euthanasia for you, even at this moment if it were best.
There were already documented changes in attitudes in the Netherlands since the law outlawing euthanasia there changed, he said, citing the case of a person whose partner was disabled being asked why he was being kept alive.
There is good news and bad news about euthanasia from the Netherlands and Belgium in JAMA Internal Medicine earlier this month.
When Belgium's Catholic bishops published a declaration in early March that condemned calls for euthanasia for dementia sufferers, it was the latest bout in a protracted struggle in this traditionally Catholic country
Beginning with the severely handicapped children in 1938 with the T4 program in Germany under the supervision of medical doctors, the euthanasia of German citizens was extended to the elderly and those suffering from mental illness.
2 ( ANI ): The recent notice by the Supreme Court of India seeking the opinion of all states on whether to legalize passive euthanasia has stirred a debate amongst various sections of society.
On June 5th, 2014, the Quebec National Assembly passed Bill 52, legalizing euthanasia on demand.
AN UMBRELLA organisation representing a range of groups opposed to euthanasia was formally launched at Parliament in late March.
Quebec's proposed law on euthanasia will allow a lethal substance to be injected into an adult person at "the end of life" (which is not defined in the proposed law) who has unsupportable suffering.
Although we are an avian-only clinic, I have had to witness euthanasia of my own dogs.
Surely abortion is a form of euthanasia in which the victim (baby) has no choice in whether it lives or dies.
The euthanasia act came into effect in the Netherlands in 2002 and was initially followed by a slight decrease in the frequency of euthanasia.