Meaning of humane

hu•mane

Pronunciation: (hy-mān' or, often, y-), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, esp. for the suffering or distressed: humane treatment of horses.
  2. of or pertaining to humanistic studies.
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