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Euthanasia   /jˌuθənˈeɪʒə/  /jˌuθənˈeɪʒjə/   Listen

The act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness).  Synonym: mercy killing.

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"Euthanasia" Quotes from Famous Books

... the former," answered Faber, "but somehow I have never practiced the euthanasia. The instincts of my profession, I suppose are against it. Besides, that ought to be ...
— Paul Faber, Surgeon • George MacDonald

... this deeply moving and beautiful passage we get a foretaste, it may be, of the euthanasia, following a brief summer of St. Martin, for which the scarred and troublous portions of Gissing's earlier life had served as a preparation. Some there are, no doubt, to whom it will seem no extravagance in closing ...
— The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories • George Gissing

Words linked to "Euthanasia" :   kill, putting to death, killing, mercy killing

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