also euthanatize transitive verb (-nized; also -tized; -nizing; also -tizing) Etymology: Greek euthanatos Date: 1873 to subject to euthanasia

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  • euthanize — by 1915, in place of earlier and etymologically correct euthanatize (1873); see EUTHANASIA (Cf. euthanasia) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Euthanized; euthanizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • euthanize — (Amer.) v. (in a terminally ill person or injured animal) kill out of mercy, allow to die in order to prevent prolonged suffering (also euthanise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • euthanize — ☆ euthanize [yo͞o′thə nīz΄ ] vt. euthanized, euthanizing to put to death by euthanasia …   English World dictionary

  • euthanize — /yooh theuh nuyz /, v.t., euthanized, euthanizing. to subject to euthanasia: to euthanize injured animals. Also, euthanatize /yooh than euh tuyz /; esp. Brit., euthanise, euthanatise. [1960 65; EUTHAN(ASIA) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • euthanize — verb To submit (a person or animal) to euthanasia. John decided to euthanize his dying cat. Syn: euthanatize, euthanasiate, put down, put to sleep See Also: euthanasia …   Wiktionary

  • euthanize — eu·tha·nize yü thə .nīz also eu·than·a·tize yu̇ than ə .tīz vt, nized also tized; niz·ing also tiz·ing to subject to euthanasia <the dog was euthanized at the owner s request> …   Medical dictionary

  • euthanize — eu|tha|nize [ˈju:θənaız] v also eu|tha|nase [ neız] BrE [T] to kill an animal in a painless way, usually because it is very sick or old = ↑put down ▪ The decision to euthanase a pet is heartbreaking …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • euthanize — or euthanise ju:θənʌɪz verb N. Amer. put (an animal) to death humanely …   English new terms dictionary

  • euthanize — eu·tha·nize …   English syllables

  • euthanize — eu•tha•nize [[t]ˈyu θəˌnaɪz[/t]] v. t. nized, niz•ing cvb med to subject to euthanasia • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

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