Definition of euthanize
: to subject to euthanasia
Recent Examples of euthanize from the Web
Dr. Samantha Sander, an associate veterinarian at the zoo, says his condition took a sharp turn downward overnight, prompting a decision to euthanize the calf.
When both ears are tagged, Parks and Wildlife officials euthanize them.
The owners of the dog involved in that attack made their own decision to euthanize the animal.
Carfentanil, an opioid analog, is much more power than fentanyl and is used in veterinary practice to euthanize large animals.
The animals were saved from overcrowded California and Texas shelters that planned to euthanize the dogs.
The Lodi Animal Services shelter also has issued a plea for help, noting it will be forced to euthanize some animals if adoptions cannot relieve crowded conditions.
This month, state wildlife officials announced plans to capture and euthanize a mother bear and three cubs that have been spotted roaming near Dartmouth College for food.
Due to the extent of the wolf's injuries, park staff had to euthanize the animal.
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Origin and Etymology of euthanize
First Known Use: 1873See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of euthanize
: to subject to euthanasia the dog was euthanized at the owner's request
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