[ yoo-thuh-nahyz ]
/ ˈyu θəˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), eu·tha·nized, eu·tha·niz·ing.
to subject to euthanasia: to euthanize injured animals.
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Also eu·than·a·tize [yoo-than-uh-tahyz] /yuˈθæn əˌtaɪz/; especially British, eu·tha·nise, eu·than·a·tise.
Words nearby euthanize
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Example sentences from the Web for euthanize
The three-drug formula, Alper writes, is “less reliable, and therefore less humane, than the method used to euthanize animals.”
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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