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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extinction, exterminationnoun

    complete annihilation

    "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"

  2. extermination, liquidationnoun

    the act of exterminating


  1. exterminationnoun

    The act of exterminating; total destruction; eradication; excision; as, the extermination of inhabitants or tribes, of error or vice, or of weeds from a field.

  2. exterminationnoun


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Exterminationnoun

    Destruction; excision.

    Etymology: from exterminate.

    The question is, how far an holy war is to be pursued, whether to displanting and extermination of people. Francis Bacon.


  1. extermination

    Extermination refers to the complete eradication or destruction of a particular group, species, or kind entirely. This can be in context of pests, animals, or a set of individuals in extreme, historical cases of genocide. It often carries a violent or harmful connotation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exterminationnoun

    the act of exterminating; total destruction; eradication; excision; as, the extermination of inhabitants or tribes, of error or vice, or of weeds from a field

  2. Exterminationnoun


  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. extermination.]


  1. Extermination

    Extermination(エクスターミネーション)is a survival horror video game for PlayStation 2. Since the title was a first-party game and came out very early in the system's life cycle, it was used as a showcase for the system at trade shows before its release. The game was considered the first survival horror release on the PlayStation 2 and generated some hype amongst critics, but Extermination only received mostly average reviews. Former members of the development team joined Access Games.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extermination in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extermination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of extermination in a Sentence

  1. Assistant US Attorney Artie McConnell:

    The complaint makes clear that in the wake of the results of the presidential election, this defendant greatly exceeded what can be considered political hyperbole, he used words like' carnage,'' extermination,'' assassination.' He encouraged people to take' offensive action' in an effort to threaten to kill members of the government including law enforcement agents, even going so far as calling for the bombing of an FBI building and citing the Turner Diaries, which has been the inspiration for numerous acts of terrorism including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

  2. Romania Prosecutor Denisa Cristodor:

    It was a regime of physical and mental extermination.

  3. Lewis Mumford:

    Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival: people who find themselves unable to register an effective political protest against extermination do so by a biological act.

  4. Mykhailo Kostiv:

    The main tool in 1932-33 was extermination by starvation, taking away all foodstuffs and making conditions incompatible with life. It is the same now. Creating conditions incompatible with life, but now there is a wider range of tools, and they are more military related. New weapons, new missiles. A huge mass of troops aimed at destroying and suppressing Ukrainian resistance.

  5. Ulysses S. Grant:

    Wars of extermination, engaged in by people pursuing commerce and all industrial pursuits, are expensive even against the weakest people, and are demoralizing and wicked.

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