PRONUNCIATION: (yoo-thuh-NAY-zhuh, -zhee-uh)

MEANING: noun: The practice of ending life to relieve suffering. Example: someone hopelessly injured, terminally ill, suffering from an incurable disease, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek eu- (good) + thanatos (death). Earliest documented use: 1646. Two related words are thanatopsis and thanatophobia.

ETHAN: ASIA - reply to "Me: Mr Allen, what's the largest continent?

E.U., THEN ASIA - which global economies are the most diverse?

EUTHANASIA - (I was gonna say "Chinese teenagers" but that was in the definition as originally presented)