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euthanize

[yoo-thuh-nahyz] /ˈyu θəˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), euthanized, euthanizing.
1.
to subject to euthanasia:
to euthanize injured animals.
Also, euthanatize
[yoo-than-uh-tahyz] /yuˈθæn əˌtaɪz/ (Show IPA).
especially British, euthanise, euthanatise.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; euthan(asia) + -ize
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Examples from the web for euthanized
  • It had not yet been determined whether he would be euthanized.
  • Such bears, which live too close to people, are usually euthanized.
  • Another got caught in a fence and injured itself so badly it had to be euthanized.
  • They were euthanized humanely under strict government regulations.
  • She was euthanized after developing a lung infection common to sheep but usually found in older animals.
  • These are animals that are pulled from the pound and would certainly be euthanized otherwise.
  • Unfortunately, people do this all the time and the dogs are chained up, in shelters or are euthanized.
  • It was the bear's second offense, and it was tracked down, trapped and euthanized.
  • Ford euthanized that revamped model and skipped ahead to next year.
  • Six horses were too sick to recover and were euthanized.
British Dictionary definitions for euthanized

euthanize

/ˈjuːθəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to kill (a person or animal) painlessly, esp to relieve suffering from an incurable illness
Word Origin
C20: back formation from euthanasia
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Word Origin and History for euthanized

euthanize

v.

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

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