euthanize

[yoo-thuh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), euthanized, euthanizing.
to subject to euthanasia: to euthanize injured animals.
Also, euthanatize [yoo-than-uh-tahyz] . especially British, euthanise, euthanatise.


Origin:
1960–65; euthan(asia) + -ize

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euthanize, euthanise, euthanaze or euthanase (ˈjuːθəˌnaɪz, ˈjuːθəˌneɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to kill (a person or animal) painlessly, esp to relieve suffering from an incurable illness
 
[C20: back formation from euthanasia]
 
euthanise, euthanise, euthanaze or euthanase
 
vb
 
[C20: back formation from euthanasia]
 
euthanaze, euthanise, euthanaze or euthanase
 
vb
 
[C20: back formation from euthanasia]
 
euthanase, euthanise, euthanaze or euthanase
 
vb
 
[C20: back formation from euthanasia]

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euthanize
1873; see euthanasia. Related: Euthanized; euthanizing.
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Example sentences
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.
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