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"
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"
To kill all of a population, usually deliberate and especially applied to pests.
We'll use poison to exterminate the rats.
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
Origin: From exterminatus, past participle of exterminare, itself from ex- + terminare (from terminus).
to drive out or away; to expel
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
to eliminate, as unknown quantities
Origin: [L. exterminatus, p. p. of exterminare to abolish, destroy, drive out or away; ex out + terminus boundary, limit. See Term.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, -ātum—ex, out of, terminus.]
The numerical value of exterminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of exterminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of exterminate in a Sentence
The Syrian regime prisons are unannounced ways to exterminate people.
The mufti was instrumental in the decision to exterminate the Jews of Europe.
I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race.
We need everyone's help to exterminate Daesh (Islamic State), notably the Russians. There cannot be two coalitions in Syria.
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- унищожавам, изтребвамBulgarian
- vyhladit, vyhubitCzech
- haepapa, whakamōtī, hoepapaMāori
- verdelgen, uitroeien, beëindigen, afmakenDutch
- exterminar, erradicar, aniquilarPortuguese
- уничтожать, истреблять, истребить, уничтожитьRussian
- истребити, istrebitiSerbo-Croatian
- kökünü kurutmakTurkish
- виводити, винищуватиUkrainian
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