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.

extermination
1540s, from L. exterminationem, noun of action from exterminare (see exterminate).
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Example sentences
It is only the leaders that are doing something, that are intolerant, and that
  require extermination at his hands.
Carnivore-livestock conflicts are no longer resolved through extermination
  campaigns.
The existing extermination sites in the east cannot cope with the large scale
  of the planned operation.
Some local scoundrel had called the animal extermination league or something,
  and they vanished.
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