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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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humane

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humane

adjective
Concerned with human welfare and the alleviation of suffering:
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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
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humane

[ˌhjuːˈmeɪn] adjhumain(e)
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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
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humane

[hjuːˈmeɪn] adjumanitario/a
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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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Wealthy Richard Parker-Morgan, 61, shot his wife Brenda, 63, dead with a humane killer at Lower Pink Farm in Shirenewton, Chepstow last Saturday.
He called police to the farm at 9.15am on Saturday and is believed to have been found suffering a serious head injury after shooting himself with a 'humane killer'.
Detectives investigating the death of a woman, believed to be 63-year-old Brenda Parker-Morgan, said they are treating a "captive bolt humane killer" recovered from the scene as a potential murder weapon.
The appellant said he would use a humane killer.' But Kate Broadhurst, for Gough, pointed the finger at Last Hope's trainer Mr Emmett.
Another marksman, who has worked for Ministry culling teams over recent weeks, said that a shotgun was "completely the wrong weapon to use - those animals should have been tranquillised in the barn and dealt with using a humane killer," he said.
Unfortunately, it is a fact that, a small percentage of horse owners have their animals put to sleep by lethal injection instead of the time-honoured way of having the knackerman put them down with the humane killer.
It was originally called Christopher Cash after a member of the famous family who invented the humane killer for abattoirs.
"Humane Killer" provides a taste of the time in Paris spent with Jean, one of his three wives.

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