verb (used with object), eu·tha·nized, eu·tha·niz·ing.
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
November 13, 2010
euthanise Austral euthanaze or euthanase (ˈjuːθəˌneɪz)
(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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