What does euthanasia mean?

Definitions for euthanasia
ˌyu θəˈneɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi əeu·thana·si·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. euthanasia, mercy killingnoun

    the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

GCIDE

  1. Euthanasianoun

    the act or process of putting to death for humane purposes; -- used to refer to the killing of animals in order to relieve or avoid pain.

Wiktionary

  1. euthanasianoun

    The practice of intentionally and painlessly killing a human being or animal for humane reasons, especially in order to end great suffering or poor quality of life.

    Euthanasia is the most difficult part of a veterinarian's job.

  2. euthanasianoun

    An easy death, or the means to bring about such a death.

  3. Etymology: First attested in 1606, from εὐθανασία, from εὐ- + θάνατος

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. EUTHANASIA, Euthanasynoun

    An easy death.

    Etymology: ἐυϑανασία.

    A recovery, in my case, and at my age, is impossible: the kindest wish of my friends is euthanasia. Arbuthnot.

Wikipedia

  1. Euthanasia

    Euthanasia (from Greek: εὐθανασία, lit. 'good death': εὖ, eu, 'well, good' + θάνατος, thanatos, 'death') is the practice of intentionally ending life to eliminate pain and suffering.Different countries have different euthanasia laws. The British House of Lords select committee on medical ethics defines euthanasia as "a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering". In the Netherlands and Belgium, euthanasia is understood as "termination of life by a doctor at the request of a patient". The Dutch law, however, does not use the term 'euthanasia' but includes the concept under the broader definition of "assisted suicide and termination of life on request".Euthanasia is categorized in different ways, which include voluntary, non-voluntary, or involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia is when a person wills to have their life ended and is legal in a growing number of countries. Non-voluntary euthanasia occurs when a patient's consent is unavailable and is legal in some countries under certain limited conditions, in both active and passive forms. Involuntary euthanasia, which is done without asking for consent or against the patient's will, is illegal in all countries and is usually considered murder. As of 2006 euthanasia had become the most active area of research in bioethics. In some countries divisive public controversy occurs over the moral, ethical, and legal issues associated with euthanasia. Passive euthanasia (known as "pulling the plug") is legal under some circumstances in many countries. Active euthanasia, however, is legal or de facto legal in only a handful of countries (for example: Belgium, Canada and Switzerland), which limit it to specific circumstances and require the approval of counselors and doctors or other specialists. In some countries—such as Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan—support for active euthanasia is almost non-existent.

ChatGPT

  1. euthanasia

    Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain or suffering. It may also be referred to as mercy killing. Euthanasia can be voluntarily requested by the person in question, or done without explicit consent, depending on the laws and ethical standards of a particular location.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Euthanasianoun

    an easy death; a mode of dying to be desired

  2. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. ; e'y^ well + death, , , to die: cf. F. euthanasie.]

Wikidata

  1. Euthanasia

    Euthanasia refers to the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering. There are different euthanasia laws in each country. The British House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics defines euthanasia as "a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering". In the Netherlands, euthanasia is understood as "termination of life by a doctor at the request of a patient". Euthanasia is categorized in different ways, which include voluntary, non-voluntary, or involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia is legal in some countries and U.S. states. Non-voluntary euthanasia is illegal in all countries. Involuntary euthanasia is usually considered murder. As of 2006, euthanasia is the most active area of research in contemporary bioethics.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Euthanasia

    ū-than-ā′zi-a, n. an easy mode of death.—Also Euthan′asy. [Gr. euthanasiaeu, well, thanatos, death.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Euthanasia

    The act or practice of killing or allowing death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of euthanasia in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of euthanasia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of euthanasia in a Sentence

  1. Steven Pleiter:

    This is the first case that (has happened) in about 50,000 cases of euthanasia, and so there is a very careful practice in the Netherlands.

  2. David Goodall:

    My life has been rather poor for the past year or so, and I am very happy to end it, all the publicity that this has been receiving can only, I think, help the cause of euthanasia for the elderly, which I want.

  3. Michelle Ingram:

    At the end of the day, when the rescues are full and people aren't adopting because they're finally going on vacation or [animals] are being returned to us, you have pet overpopulation, the unfortunate consequence to that is euthanasia of highly adoptable pets.

  4. Michael Blackwell:

    We shouldn’t compound the problems for birds by subjecting them to a particularly miserable and protracted means of euthanasia.

  5. Sigrid Dierickx:

    During the first years after legalization physicians may have been more hesitant to grant and perform euthanasia.

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