euthanasia

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Synonyms for euthanasia

mercy killing

Synonyms for euthanasia

the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

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Euthenasia, the true heroine of the novel, achieves the piety and nobility characteristic of "the harmonization of faith and reason" (66).
As the region's only Liberal Democrat MP he spoke more than most on a range of issues, including euthenasia, Post Office closures, tourism and public transport.
Lucky certainly lives up to his name because the vets recommended euthenasia about 12-18 months ago, but he's still with us at the age
The Voluntary Euthenasia Society applaud Beadle's heroism for this "ultimate act of true friendship" when he knew that "as a celebrity the publicity would be immense.
Death from suicide is, and should be, distinct from murder or even involuntary euthenasia.