Definition of euthanize
: to subject to euthanasia
Recent Examples of euthanize from the Web
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.
Should parents and doctors have the ability to euthanize infants born with severe disabilities?
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Origin and Etymology of euthanize
First Known Use: 1873
Medical Definition of euthanize
: to subject to euthanasia the dog was euthanized at the owner's request
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