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euthanasia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Euthanasia  \Eu`tha*na"si*a\n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?;  ?  well  +  ?  death, 
  ?,  ?,  to  die:  cf  F.  euthanasie.] 
  An  easy  death;  a  mode  of  dying  to  be  desired.  ``An  euthanasia 
  of  all  thought.''  --Hazlitt. 
 
  The  kindest  wish  of  my  friends  is  euthanasia. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  euthanasia 
  n  :  the  act  of  killing  someone  painlessly  (especially  someone 
  suffering  from  an  incurable  illness)  [syn:  {mercy  killing}] 




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