humanely
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GC: adv

S : http://www.europarl.europa.eu/pdfs/news/public/focus/20101001FCS84570/20101001FCS84570_en.pdf (last access: March 2013); NAVARRO p. 471

N: humanely (adv):

  1. in a kind, merciful, or sympathetic way. The prisoners are being treated humanely.
  2. with the infliction of as little pain as possible. The fox must be killed humanely before the hounds can get to it.
  3. to be humanely destroyed. Our horse had to be humanely destroyed after breaking his right foreleg.

S: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/humanely (last access: 4 September 2014).

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CR: human, humanly, humanised, humanitarian.