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ex·ter·mi·nate

 (ĭk-stûr′mə-nāt′)
tr.v. ex·ter·mi·nat·ed, ex·ter·mi·nat·ing, ex·ter·mi·nates
To get rid of by destroying completely: exterminated the termites that were weakening the wall. See Synonyms at annihilate.

[Latin extermināre, extermināt-, to drive out : ex-, ex- + termināre, to mark boundaries (from terminus, boundary marker).]

ex·ter′mi·na′tion n.
ex·ter′mi·na′tive, ex·ter′mi·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.

exterminate

(ɪkˈstɜːmɪˌneɪt) or

extermine

vb
(tr) to destroy (living things, esp pests or vermin) completely; annihilate; eliminate
[C16: from Latin extermināre to drive away, from terminus boundary]
exˈterminable adj
exˌtermiˈnation n
exˈterminative, exˈterminatory adj
exˈtermiˌnator n

ex•ter•mi•nate

(ɪkˈstɜr məˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to get rid of by destroying: to exterminate insect pests.
[1535–45; < Latin exterminātus]
ex•ter`mi•na′tion, n.
ex•ter′mi•na`tor, n.

exterminate


Past participle: exterminated
Gerund: exterminating

Imperative
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Present
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you exterminate
he/she/it exterminates
we exterminate
you exterminate
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Preterite
I exterminated
you exterminated
he/she/it exterminated
we exterminated
you exterminated
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Present Continuous
I am exterminating
you are exterminating
he/she/it is exterminating
we are exterminating
you are exterminating
they are exterminating
Present Perfect
I have exterminated
you have exterminated
he/she/it has exterminated
we have exterminated
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Past Continuous
I was exterminating
you were exterminating
he/she/it was exterminating
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you were exterminating
they were exterminating
Past Perfect
I had exterminated
you had exterminated
he/she/it had exterminated
we had exterminated
you had exterminated
they had exterminated
Future
I will exterminate
you will exterminate
he/she/it will exterminate
we will exterminate
you will exterminate
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Future Perfect
I will have exterminated
you will have exterminated
he/she/it will have exterminated
we will have exterminated
you will have exterminated
they will have exterminated
Future Continuous
I will be exterminating
you will be exterminating
he/she/it will be exterminating
we will be exterminating
you will be exterminating
they will be exterminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exterminating
you have been exterminating
he/she/it has been exterminating
we have been exterminating
you have been exterminating
they have been exterminating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exterminating
you will have been exterminating
he/she/it will have been exterminating
we will have been exterminating
you will have been exterminating
they will have been exterminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exterminating
you had been exterminating
he/she/it had been exterminating
we had been exterminating
you had been exterminating
they had been exterminating
Conditional
I would exterminate
you would exterminate
he/she/it would exterminate
we would exterminate
you would exterminate
they would exterminate
Past Conditional
I would have exterminated
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we would have exterminated
you would have exterminated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.exterminate - kill en masseexterminate - kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many; "Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
2.exterminate - destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"

exterminate

verb destroy, kill, eliminate, abolish, eradicate, annihilate, extirpate A huge effort was made to exterminate the rats.

exterminate

verb
Translations
يُبيد، يُفْني، يَقْضي عَلى
udryddeudslette
útrÿma
iznīcinātizskaust
iztrebiti
ortadan kaldırmakyok etmek

exterminate

[eksˈtɜːmɪneɪt] VTexterminar

exterminate

[ɪkˈstɜːrmɪneɪt] vtexterminer

exterminate

vtausrotten, vernichten; disease, beliefs, ideasausrotten

exterminate

[ɪksˈtɜːmɪˌneɪt] vtsterminare

exterminate

(ikˈstəːmineit) verb
to get rid of or destroy completely. Rats must be exterminated from a building or they will cause disease.
exˌtermiˈnation noun
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