Definition of euthanize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

euthanize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈjuːθənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːθənaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they euthanize
BrE BrE//ˈjuːθənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːθənaɪz//
 
he / she / it euthanizes
BrE BrE//ˈjuːθənaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːθənaɪzɪz//
 
past simple euthanized
BrE BrE//ˈjuːθənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːθənaɪzd//
 
past participle euthanized
BrE BrE//ˈjuːθənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːθənaɪzd//
 
-ing form euthanizing
BrE BrE//ˈjuːθənaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːθənaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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euthanize somebody/something (especially North American English) to kill a sick or injured animal or person by giving them drugs so that they die without pain synonym put down, put to sleep They decided to euthanize those whales that were too ill to return to the sea. A decision was made to euthanize the cloned sheep.
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