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extermine

[ik-stur-min] /ɪkˈstɜr mɪn/
verb (used with object), extermined, extermining. Obsolete
1.
to exterminate.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin extermināre to drive beyond the boundaries. See ex-1, terminate
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