[ yoo-thuh-nahyz ]
/ ˈyu θəˌnaɪz /
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verb (used with object), eu·tha·nized, eu·tha·niz·ing.
to subject to euthanasia: to euthanize injured animals.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also eu·than·a·tize [yoo-than-uh-tahyz]; /yuˈθæn əˌtaɪz/; especially British, eu·tha·nise, eu·than·a·tise .
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Example sentences from the Web for euthanize
Two dogs used to provide extra security for the prince at his RAF base were 'euthanised' days after he left the role.How William's Guard Dogs Were Killed Days After He Left His RAF Job|Tom Sykes|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for euthanize
euthanise Austral euthanaze or euthanase (ˈjuːθəˌneɪz)
/ (ˈjuːθəˌnaɪz) /
(tr) to kill (a person or animal) painlessly, esp to relieve suffering from an incurable illness
Word Origin for euthanize
C20: back formation from euthanasia
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