noun. ['ˌjuːθəˈneɪʒə, ˌjuːθəˈneɪʒjə'] the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness).
- mercy killing
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Words that Rhyme with Euthanasia
Example sentences of the word euthanasia
1. Noun, singular or mass
If he doesn't regain bowel or bladder function, you and your vet will have to consider euthanasia.
If a dog is chronically infected or has become emaciated by the disease, the only treatment is euthanasia.
3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Consequently, in many shelters, kitten season becomes euthanasia season.
Quotes containing the word euthanasia
1. The whole notion of pain, and how every individual experiences pain, is up for debate. We don't know how another person experiences pain - physical pain or psychic pain. Some of these clinics where assisted suicide or euthanasia is practiced, they call it 'weariness of life.'
- Miriam Toews
2. Dogs do not have many advantages over people, but one of them is extremely important: euthanasia is not forbidden by law in their case; animals have the right to a merciful death.
- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being