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."


The kindest wish of my friends is euthanasia. Arbuthnot.

<-- 2. A putting to death for humane purposes. Used to refer to the killing of animals to relieve or avoid pain. -->


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