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 (yo͞o′thə-nīz′) also eu·than·a·tize (yo͞o-thăn′ə-tīz′)
tr.v. eu·than·ized, eu·than·iz·ing, eu·than·iz·es also eu·than·a·tized or eu·than·a·tiz·ing or euthan·a·tiz·es
To subject to euthanasia.


(ˈjuːθəˌnaɪz) or




(ˈjuːθəˌneɪz) or


(Medicine) (tr) to kill (a person or animal) painlessly, esp to relieve suffering from an incurable illness
Also called: euthanatize
[C20: back formation from euthanasia]


(ˈyu θəˌnaɪz)

v.t. -nized, -niz•ing.
to subject to euthanasia.
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Knowsley's team of vets and expert keepers monitored him closely, and following a thorough examination, and taking his old age into account, the difficult decision was taken to euthanise him, to avoid stress and suffering.
I agreed with the municipality to take photos of every new dog in the pound to try and find their owners, or find foster homes and in return they agreed not to euthanise them after 15 days," Papaleontiou said.
Shadow minister Kevan Jones said: "Ministers must explain - and only euthanise these loyal and muchloved animals as an absolute last resort.
He has to take his dogs back to California or we're going to have to euthanise them.
Mr Depp has to either take his dogs back to California or we are going to have to euthanise them.
DRUGS used to euthanise animals have been stolen from a veterinary surgery in Cardiff.
But for the majority of people, if it's necessary to euthanise an animal for human consumption or to regulate the populations, actually they are perfectly happy for that to happen.
If it continues to beach itself, it may be best to euthanise the animal so as not to prolong its suffering," said Looker.
He said: "I am not only upset by this incident but also angry as this is the second otherwise healthy swan I have had to euthanise in Coventry within a month due to a dog attack.