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humaneadjective

us   uk   /hjuːˈmeɪn/
showing kindness, care, and sympathy towards others, especially those who are suffering: The humane way of dealing with a suffering animal (= the way that causes the least pain) is to kill it quickly.
Opposite
humanely
adverb us   uk   /-li/
I don't support the death penalty, but if people are to be executed, it should be done humanely.
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humaneadjective

us   /hjuˈmeɪn/
showing kindness, care, and sympathy toward others, esp. those who are suffering: She felt it was more humane to kill the injured animal quickly than to let it suffer.
humanely
adverb us   /hjuˈmeɪn·li/
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