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Definition of humane adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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showing kindness toward people and animals by making sure that they do not suffer more than is necessary a caring and humane society the humane treatment of refugees Campaigners claim that the animals are not being kept in humane conditions. the humane killing of animals opposite inhumane
adverb to treat someone humanely meat that has been humanely produced The dog was humanely destroyed.
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