What is euthanasia?

Euthanasia are:

  • - 1. The act of inducing a painless, easy death, as in persons with a painful terminal illness
  • - 2. Painless death.

active e. Deliberate actions, such as disconnecting life-support systems or giving a lethal overdose of a drug, that serve to cause or hasten death. Also called mercy killing;
positive euthanasia.

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