- to subject to euthanasia: to euthanize injured animals.
Also eu·than·a·tize [yoo-than-uh-tahyz] /yuˈθæn əˌtaɪz/; especially British, eu·tha·nise, eu·than·a·tise.
Origin of euthanize
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The three-drug formula, Alper writes, is “less reliable, and therefore less humane, than the method used to euthanize animals.”Executed Like a Dog
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euthanise Austral euthanaze or euthanase (ˈjuːθəˌneɪz)
- (tr) to kill (a person or animal) painlessly, esp to relieve suffering from an incurable illness
C20: back formation from euthanasia
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Word Origin and History for euthanize
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