What does exterminate mean?

Definitions for exterminate
ɪkˈstɜr məˌneɪtex·ter·mi·nate

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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"

  2. uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate(verb)

    destroy completely, as if down to the roots

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

Wiktionary

  1. exterminate(Verb)

    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. exterminate(Verb)

    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. Exterminate(verb)

    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. Exterminate(verb)

    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. Exterminate(verb)

    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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  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. Nicolas Sarkozy:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Louis Farrakhan:

    It was Mrs. Sanger who advocated population control of black and poor people, in a 1939 letter, Margaret Sanger wrote about getting the black preachers to help with Margaret Sanger efforts. Margaret Sanger said, ‘ we don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. ’ … And when Bill Clinton received the award, [ Margaret Sanger said ] I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Margaret Sanger courage. Margaret Sanger tenacity. Margaret Sanger vision. ’ Now they have to admit that the war on drugs was a war on black people.

  4. The Daleks (Doctor Who):

    Exterminate.

  5. Sarmad Al-Jilane:

    The Syrian regime prisons are unannounced ways to exterminate people.

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