thanatology

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than·a·tol·o·gy

 (thăn′ə-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of death and dying, especially in their psychological and social aspects.

[Greek thanatos, death + -logy.]

than′a·to·log′i·cal (-tl-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
than′a·tol′o·gist n.

thanatology

(ˌθænəˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
the scientific study of death and the phenomena and practices relating to it
[C19: from Greek thanatos death + -logy]

than•a•tol•o•gy

(ˌθæn əˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the study of death and its circumstances, as in forensic medicine.
2. the branches of medicine and psychiatry concerned with the terminally ill and their survivors.
[1835–45]
than`a•to•log′i•cal (-tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
than`a•tol′o•gist, n.

thanatology

the study of death or the dead. Also thanatism.thanatological, adj.
See also: Death
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thanatology - the branch of science that studies death (especially its social and psychological aspects)
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
Translations

than·a·tol·o·gy

n. tanatología, rama de la medicina que trata de la muerte en todos sus aspectos.
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A pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker, and strengthen our grief by an expenditure that deepens our groans and doubles our tears.
'Have you no respect for the dead?' Karl demanded with unfeigned indignation.
If the government finds it difficult to ensure basic amenities to its living masses, it should at least show respect for the dead ones.
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Have some respect for the dead! !-- -- Undas is the day when we are supposed to honor and give respect to the dead.
The EcoWaste Coalition, a zero waste advocacy group, has again appealed to the general public to show respect for the dead as millions are set to visit the cemeteries next week.
As a mark of respect for the dead and suffering, the customary New Year's celebrations at Kovalam beach was cancelled.
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We can surely all agree that a cemetery should be a place for quiet reflection, private memories and respect for the dead and those who mourn them.
But the guidelines said cremains should be kept in cemeteries or in a consecrated place as a sign of respect for the dead and to prevent them from being forgotten.