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  • v. To cause (someone) to sleep.
  • v. To help (someone) to bed.
  • v. To render dormant.
  • v. To kill an animal painlessly, often with an injection; to euthanize.
  • v. To give a general anesthetic prior to surgery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. help someone go to bed
  • v. kill gently, as with an injection


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