euthanize

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Back-formation from euthanasia. 1970s.

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  • IPA(key): /juː.θən.ˈaɪz/

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euthanize (third-person singular simple present euthanizes, present participle euthanizing, simple past and past participle euthanized)

  1. (transitive) To submit (a person or animal) to euthanasia.
    John decided to euthanize his dying cat.

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