verb[with object] North American
Put (an animal) to death humanely: older dogs may find loving homes instead of being euthanized
More example sentences
- A young, arrogant veterinarian unable to concentrate on the needs of animals hastily euthanizes an ill horse.
- This story is about this woman who worked for the humane society and euthanized a stray cat.
- In the United States, critically injured racehorses are humanely euthanized by lethal injection.
Definition of euthanize in:
- The US English dictionary