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[yoo-thuh-nahyz] /ˈyu θəˌnaɪz/

verb (used with object), euthanized, euthanizing.
to subject to :
to euthanize injured animals.
(transitive) to kill (a person or animal) painlessly, esp to relieve suffering from an incurable illness

by 1915, in place of earlier and etymologically correct euthanatize (1873); see euthanasia + -ize. Related: Euthanized; euthanizing.


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