eu·tha·na·sia (y′thə-nāzhə, -zhē-ə)
The act or practice of ending the life of a person or animal having a terminal illness or a medical condition that causes suffering perceived as incompatible with an acceptable quality of life, as by lethal injection or the suspension of certain medical treatments.
[Greek euthanasiā, a good death : eu-, eu- + thanatos, death.]
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