Meaning of “humane” in the English Dictionary

"humane" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “humane” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"humane" in American English

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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/

(Definition of “humane” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)