Complete Definition of "euthanasia"

English

Etymology
First attested in w:1606|1606, from Greek εὐϑανασία (euthanasia), from εὐ- (eu-) good + ϑάνατος (thanatos), death
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Pronunciation
yo͞o"thənā'zhə, /ˌjuːθəˈneɪʒə/, /<tt>%ju:[email protected]"[email protected]</tt>/
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Noun
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  1. The practice of killing a human being or animal who is suffering greatly or has very poor quality of life, especially one with an incurable illness or condition.

#:Euthanasia is the hardest part of a veterinarian's job.

  1. (as a modifier) Of or relating to euthanasia.

#: The veterinary technician pulled the euthanasia solution from the controlled drug cabinet.

Translations
trans-top|practice of killing a human being or animal
Belarusian: эўтаназія (ejtanazija) f
Chinese: 安乐死 (ānlèsǐ)
Croatian: eutanazija f
Czech: eutanazie f
Danish: aktiv dødshjælp
Dutch: euthanasie f
Esperanto: eÅ­tanazio
Estonian: eutanaasia
Finnish: eutanasia
French: euthanasie f
Galician: eutanasia f
German: Sterbehilfe f
Greek: ευθανασία (evthanasía) f
Hebrew: המתת חסד
Hungarian: eutanázia
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Italian: eutanasia f
Japanese: 安楽死 (anrakushi)
Korean: 안락사 (anraksa)
Latin: euthanasia f
Norwegian: eutanasi
Persian: FAchar|قتل ترحمی
Polish: eutanazja f
Portuguese: eutanásia f
Russian: эвтаназия (evtanázija) f
Serbian: еутаназија (eutanazija) f
Slovene: evtanazija f
Spanish: eutanasia f
Swedish: dödshjälp c
Turkish: ötanazi
Welsh: ewthanasia
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Synonyms
mercy-killing

Derived terms
euthanise/euthanize
euthanatise/euthanatize<!--back-formation-->

Category:Death

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