Definition of humanely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hjuːˈmeɪnli//
; NAmE NAmE//hjuːˈmeɪnli//
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in a way that shows kindness towards people and animals by making sure they do not suffer more than is necessary to treat somebody humanely meat that has been humanely produced The dog was humanely destroyed. opposite inhumanely