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humane

merciful; kind; tender; compassionate: Children and animals should always have humane treatment.
Not to be confused with:
human – pertaining to or having the nature of people: It’s only human to want to be in love.

hu·mane

 (hyo͞o-mān′)
adj.
1. Characterized by kindness, mercy, or compassion: a humane judge; a humane policy.
2. Characterized by an emphasis on humanistic values and concerns: a humane education.

[Middle English humain, human; see human.]

hu·mane′ly adv.
hu·mane′ness n.

humane

(hjuːˈmeɪn)
adj
1. characterized by kindness, mercy, sympathy, etc
2. inflicting as little pain as possible: a humane killing.
3. civilizing or liberal (esp in the phrases humane studies, humane education)
[C16: variant of human]
huˈmanely adv
huˈmaneness n

hu•mane

(hyuˈmeɪn or, often, yu-)

adj.
1. characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for other beings, esp. for the suffering or distressed.
2. of or pertaining to humanistic studies.
[1500–50; orig. stress variant of human, restricted to above senses from 18th century; compare germane, german]
hu•mane′ly, adv.
hu•mane′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.humane - pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"
2.humane - marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
civilised, civilized - having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"
compassionate - showing or having compassion; "heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"
human - having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"
merciful - showing or giving mercy; "sought merciful treatment for the captives"; "a merciful god"
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"
3.humane - showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement
civilised, civilized - having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"

humane

humane

adjective
Concerned with human welfare and the alleviation of suffering:
Translations
رؤوف، حنون، عَطوف
lidský
human
emberséges
mannúîlegur, miskunnsamur
humaniškaihumaniškashumaniškumas
cilvēcīgshumāns
human
human
insancainsancıl

humane

[hjuːˈmeɪn]
A. ADJhumano, humanitario
B. CPD humane studies NPLciencias fpl humanas, humanidades fpl

humane

[ˌhjuːˈmeɪn] adjhumain(e)

humane

adj
(= considerate) person, society, decision, treatment, prisonhuman; treatment of peoplemenschenwürdig, human; rearing of animalsunter humanen Bedingungen; a humane method of killing animalseine möglichst schmerzlose Methode, Tiere zu töten
(form: = civilizing) educationhumanistisch

humane

[hjuːˈmeɪn] adjumanitario/a

humane

(hjuˈmein) adjective
kind; not cruel. a humane man; a humane way to kill rats and mice.
huˈmanely adverb
huˈmaneness noun
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The statement: "If the Emergency Plan is placed into the public domain, it will allow activists and other who do not agree with wild animals being in captivity, or who seeing that recapture is not proving practicable, taking action to frustrate the humane destruction of the animal.
Announcing the death of Lillith, who was around twice the size of a domestic cat, on Friday, a council spokesman said: "It is with deep regret that Ceredigion County Council reports on the humane destruction of the Eurasian Lynx that recently escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom.
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But with the facts as to a bite and resulting laceration requiring stiches and reconstructive surgery clearly present, "humane destruction" seemed a likely outcome of the eventual disposition of the appeal.
"The Department of Agriculture said the Defence Forces carried out the "humane destruction" of the five animals due to a "significant concern for public safety".
The approved method of humane destruction, according to the police, is to authorise the crew in an armed response vehicle to use their weapons to shoot the injured animal so that the death is as clean and quick as possible.
But in a world in which there is so much disease, conflict and suffering, have these animal lovers nothing better to worry about than the humane destruction of a single dog for sound and sensible reasons?
Sad though it is, the welfare of an animal can ultimately be met by humane destruction in cases where the outlook is grim.
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In many police departments, particularly the smaller and more peaceful ones, most of the rounds fired in the line of duty involve "humane destruction" of injured or dangerous animals.
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