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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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Aside from 1 lovebird in which a surgical biopsy was taken from the proventriculus, the birds were either found dead or were euthanatized, and either the entire body or collected tissue samples were placed in formalin for analysis.
At 7 months after surgery, the bird was severely dyspneic and was euthanatized.
Fecal samples of the remaining doves were positive for mycobacterial infection, and thus they were euthanatized.
The pigeon was euthanatized and submitted for necropsy.
Five birds died during the course of treatment before the tube could be removed, and one bird was euthanatized.
The prognosis of ocular hypertension and glaucoma in wild raptors appears to be poor as reported cases are often euthanatized.
Because of the general lack of improvement and the overall poor prognosis, the golden eagle was euthanatized with a presumptive diagnosis of a mass, possibly neoplasia, involving a spinal nerve root.
Although surgical treatment was offered, the bird was euthanatized at the owner's request.
3) Because all birds were euthanatized shortly after the ECG study, and their cadavers were fixed in formalin for another anatomical study (approved by the Animal Experiments Local Ethics Committee of University of Ondokuz Mayis), further cardiovascular tests could not be performed on this pheasant.
At the 3 endpoints--3, 6, and 12 weeks after surgery--4 pigeons from each group were euthanatized by administration of pentobarbital (0.
The parrot eventually developed complications, was euthanatized, and necropsy was performed.
But for public policy in a secular pluralist society such as ours, the question is not so much whether voluntary euthanasia is right or wrong, but whether the state may use force to stop competent individuals from being voluntarily euthanatized when they do not have special preempting duties to third parties.