Pronunciation: (hyOO-mān' or, often, yOO-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/humane.html on line 81 [key]
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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