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humane

adjective     /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 inhumaneGenerous and charitableCharity organizations humanely     /-li/ adverb I don't support the death penalty, but if people are to be executed, it should be done humanely.Generous and charitableCharity organizations
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