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
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Nonvoluntary, active euthanasia would be subject to the same standards and safeguards.
Jack Kevorkian) unilaterally making determinations of death and then hastening its arrival through physician-assisted suicide or voluntary, active euthanasia.
A solution to the dilemma of dying by passive or active euthanasia is a complex one.
Today distinctions have developed between passive euthanasia - no direct action is taken to hasten death other than to withdraw medical support, and active euthanasia --intentional action to bring death, such as breathing carbon monoxide or administering lethal drugs.
Recent events in the British medical and legal community have raised serious questions about the rule's adequacy, and have arguably created an environment in which Parliament must reexamine the validity of both the double effect rule and the laws governing active euthanasia.
And the utilitarian and contract enforcing claims he makes for active euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are not very different from the case for selling body organs.
The interviewer proceeded by encouraging participants to talk about reactions towards individuals who choose to be involved in acts of passive and active euthanasia (Can you understand people who choose to die in such a way?
A frequent comment made by opponents of voluntary active euthanasia, in the media and literature, was that the push for a legalised `right-to-die' with medical assistance is a `radical' movement, which carries alarming implications for society.
These issues have been neglected in our churches and even in seminary bioethics courses in favor of topics such as abortion, active euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and health-care reform.
active euthanasia, grossly incompetent surgery - is sufficiently great, to intervene directly".
Active euthanasia, sometimes referred to as mercy killing, is considered an intentional act that causes death (e.
A society which freely drifts toward active euthanasia would presumably be wrong according to Moody, but on what grounds?