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euthanize

Line breaks: eu¦than|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːθənʌɪz
 
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(also euthanise)

Definition of euthanize in English:

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.

Origin

1970s: formed irregularly from euthanasia + -ize.

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