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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exterminate, kill off(verb)

    kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many

    "Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe"


  1. kill off(Verb)

    To eliminate, or make extinct


  1. Kill off

    The killing off of a character is a device in fiction, whereby a character dies but the story continues. The term, frequently applied to television, film and chronological series, often denotes an untimely or unexpected death motivated by factors beyond the storyline. It also implies a critical or cynical attitude towards a work, and is rarely used by authors when discussing their own works. In productions featuring actors, the unwillingness or inability of an actor to continue with the production, for financial or other reasons, may lead to that character being "killed off" or removed from the storyline.


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