exterminatory

exterminatory

[ik-stur-muh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
serving or tending to exterminate.
Also, exterminative [ik-stur-muh-ney-tiv] .


Origin:
1780–90; exterminate + -ory1

nonexterminative, adjective
nonexterminatory, adjective
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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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