no-kill

adjective
\ ˈnō-ˈkil How to pronounce no-kill (audio) \

Definition of no-kill

: having or being a policy that prohibits killing a no-kill fishing tournament especially : having or being a policy that prohibits or severely limits the euthanizing of animals in a shelter "I will spare no expense on veterinary care for our pets," says Renee, who has nine cats and is on the board of a no-kill shelter. — Catherine Fredman … shelters can euthanize up to 10 percent of their animals for reasons of health and temperament, and still be considered "no-kill." — Greg Allen

First Known Use of no-kill

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“No-kill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no-kill. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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