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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Mercy killing. The deliberate killing of a person who is very ill and going to die, in order to stop the suffering.

Usage examples (35)
  • Sometimes euthanasia is more kind to a pet than letting it suffer.
  • It is time to discard the word euthanasia because it mixes ideas and values that confuses the debate about dying, states an editorial in CMAJ
  • According to Wikipedia, the term euthanasia come from the Greek words “eu” and “thanatos” which combined means “good death.”
  • The word euthanasia comes from the Greek language and literally means "good or happy death" for more
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