Definition of euthanize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

euthanize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈyuθəˌnaɪz//
 
euthanize somebody/something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they euthanize
 
he / she / it euthanizes
 
past simple euthanized
 
-ing form euthanizing
 
 
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to kill a sick or injured animal or person by giving them drugs so that they die without pain They decided to euthanize those whales that were too ill to return to the ocean. A decision was made to euthanize the cloned sheep. synonym put something to sleep
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