Pronunciation: (yOO"thu-nā'zhu, -zhē-u, -zē-u),
Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/euthanasia.html on line 85
[key] —n. 1. Also calledmercy killing. the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person or animal suffering from an incurable, esp. a painful, disease or condition.
2. painless death.