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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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euthanasia

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

euthanasia

[ˌjuːθəˈneɪzɪə] Neutanasia f
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euthanasia

[ˌjuːθəˈneɪziə] neuthanasie f
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euthanasia

nEuthanasie f
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euthanasia

[ˌjuːθəˈneɪzɪə] neutanasia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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eu·tha·na·si·a

n. eutanasia, muerte infringida sin sufrimiento en casos de una enfermedad incurable.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

euthanasia

n eutanasia
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And then, in 2017 (Sentencia T-544) the Court ordered the Department of Health and Social Protection to issue regulations which would "guarantee the right to death worthy of children and adolescents".
In reference to mental health critical criteria for medical aid-in-dying, a patient's "right to die" or "the right to death with dignity" is a main proponent of medical aid-in-dying statutes.
Narayan Lavate further said he wrote to the President because he has the constitutional power to pardon life sentences and should also have the power to allow 'right to death'.
IAnd is it - should it be - balanced by a right to death? These questions at the heart of human existence are currently in the hands of High Court judges.