exterminable

exterminate

[ik-stur-muh-neyt]
verb (used with object), exterminated, exterminating.
to get rid of by destroying; destroy totally; extirpate: to exterminate an enemy; to exterminate insects.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin exterminātus, past participle of extermināre to extermine; see -ate1

exterminable [ik-stur-muh-nuh-buhl] , adjective
extermination, noun
nonextermination, noun
self-extermination, noun
unexterminable, adjective
unexterminated, adjective


eradicate, abolish, annihilate, eliminate.
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exterminate (ɪkˈstɜːmɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to destroy (living things, esp pests or vermin) completely; annihilate; eliminate
 
[C16: from Latin extermināre to drive away, from terminus boundary]
 
ex'terminable
 
adj
 
extermi'nation
 
n
 
ex'terminative
 
adj
 
ex'terminatory
 
adj
 
ex'terminator
 
n

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exterminate
1540s, from L. exterminare "drive out, expel," also, in L.L. "destroy," from phrase ex termine "beyond the boundary," from ex- "out of" + termine, abl. of termen "boundary, limit, end." Related: Exterminated; exterminating; exterminator.
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