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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extermination - complete annihilationextermination - complete annihilation; "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"
annihilation, disintegration - total destruction; "bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"
2.extermination - the act of exterminating
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists

extermination

noun destruction, murder, massacre, slaughter, killing, wiping out, genocide, elimination, ethnic cleansing (euphemistic), mass murder, annihilation, eradication, extirpation the extermination of thousands of innocent people
Quotations
"We seem to be in the midst of an era of delirious ferocity, with half of mankind hell bent upon exterminating the other half" [H.L. Mencken]

extermination

noun
Translations
إبادَه، إفْناء، قَضاء عَلى
udryddelseudslettelse
útrÿming
ortadan kaldırmayok etme

extermination

[eksˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən] N [of people] → exterminio m; [of pests] → exterminación f

extermination

[ɪkˌstɜːrmɪˈneɪʃən] nextermination f

extermination

nAusrottung f, → Vernichtung f; (of disease, beliefs, ideas)Ausrottung f

extermination

[ɪksˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃn] nsterminio

exterminate

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