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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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Summary: Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 15 (ANI): A woman from Kanpur wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, seeking permission to euthanise her ten-year-old son suffering from skin cancer.
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Shadow minister Kevan Jones said: "Ministers must explain - and only euthanise these loyal and muchloved animals as an absolute last resort.
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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.