Youthanasia

Definition In Context

Definition

youthanasia (noun): “ … the controversial practice of performing a battery of age-defying medical procedures to end lifeless skin and wrinkles; advocated by some as a last-resort measure to put the chronically youth-obsessed out of their misery … Think of it as mercy lifting.” —Armand Limnander, New York Times

In Context

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Youthanasia / (yooth en azhe) / n. / a neologism for the controversial practice of performing a battery of age-defying medical procedures to end lifeless skin and wrinkles; advocated by some as a last-resort measure to put the chronically youth-obsessed out of their misery: ‘My doctor was on the fence about youthanasia, but I whined so much that he finally agreed to perform my abdominoplasty, mammoplasty and rhytidectomy, all at once.’ Think of it as mercy lifting.”
—New York Times, The Talk

“We baby boomers are growing old—but growing old with a vengeance. Our hands may be palsied and arthritic, but we hold America’s fate in them. And America’s fate can be summed up in one word: Youthanasia.”
—The Weekly Standard, Generation Vex: The (really) long goodbye of the Baby Boomers

Youthanasia” is the title of a song and the sixth album from heavy metal band Megadeth.
—Last.fm, Megadeth – Youthanasia

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