What does exterminate mean?

Definitions for exterminate
ɪkˈstɜr məˌneɪtex·ter·mi·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exterminate, kill offverb

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

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

  2. uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminateverb

    destroy completely, as if down to the roots

    "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"

Wiktionary

  1. exterminateverb

    To kill all of a population, usually deliberate and especially applied to pests.

    We'll use poison to exterminate the rats.

    Etymology: From exterminatus, past participle of exterminare, itself from ex- + terminare (from terminus).

  2. exterminateverb

    To bring a definite end to, finish completely. A rather strong word that implies that what has been ended won't resurface.

    Even a mass birching at the public school failed to exterminate truancy

    Etymology: From exterminatus, past participle of exterminare, itself from ex- + terminare (from terminus).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exterminateverb

    to drive out or away; to expel

    Etymology: [L. exterminatus, p. p. of exterminare to abolish, destroy, drive out or away; ex out + terminus boundary, limit. See Term.]

  2. Exterminateverb

    to destroy utterly; to cut off; to extirpate; to annihilate; to root out; as, to exterminate a colony, a tribe, or a nation; to exterminate error or vice

    Etymology: [L. exterminatus, p. p. of exterminare to abolish, destroy, drive out or away; ex out + terminus boundary, limit. See Term.]

  3. Exterminateverb

    to eliminate, as unknown quantities

    Etymology: [L. exterminatus, p. p. of exterminare to abolish, destroy, drive out or away; ex out + terminus boundary, limit. See Term.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exterminate

    eks-tėr′mi-nāt, v.t. to destroy utterly: to put an end to: to root out.—adj. Exter′minable, that can be exterminated: used in the sense of 'illimitable' by Shelley.—n. Exterminā′tion, complete destruction or extirpation.—adjs. Exter′minātive, Exter′minātory, serving or tending to exterminate.—n. Exter′minātor.—v.t. Exter′mine (Shak.), to exterminate. [L. extermināre, -ātumex, out of, terminus.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exterminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exterminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of exterminate in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Fortenberry:

    This is threat against civilization itself when a group of people, ISIS -- 8th century barbarians with 21st century weaponry -- can systematically try to exterminate another group of people simply because of their faith tradition violating the scared space of individuality, conscience and religious liberty, you undermine the entire system of international order.

  2. Thomas Love Peacock:

    I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race.

  3. The Daleks (Doctor Who):

    Exterminate.

  4. Nicolas Sarkozy:

    We need everyone's help to exterminate Daesh (Islamic State), notably the Russians. There cannot be two coalitions in Syria.

  5. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews, and Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, 'If you expel them, they'll all come here.' -- 'So what should I do with them?' Hitler asked the mufti, who responded: 'Burn them.'.

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