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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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The future looked bleak when New Zealand border control said she might have to be euthanised.
Their law introduced for terminally ill adults recently saw Mark and Eddy Verbessem, 45-year-old identical twins, euthanised by the Belgian state after their eyesight began to fail.
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When the woman was still lucid she expressed two wishes: (a) not to go into a "home for demented elderly" and (b) to be euthanised "when I myself find it the right time.
He said the alligators will be cut open and their remains examined after they are euthanised.
It is said the child will be euthanised with a legal injection as it is born.
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