Definition of Exterminate

1. Verb. Kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many. "They want to exterminate the prisoners "; "Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe"

Exact synonyms: Kill Off
Generic synonyms: Kill
Derivative terms: Exterminator



2. Verb. Destroy completely, as if down to the roots. "Root out corruption"
Exact synonyms: Eradicate, Extirpate, Root Out, Uproot
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Destruct
Derivative terms: Eradication, Eradicator, Extirpation, Uprooter

Definition of Exterminate

1. v. t. To drive out or away; to expel.

Definition of Exterminate

1. Verb. (transitive) To kill all of a population, usually deliberate and especially applied to pests. ¹

2. Verb. (figuratively) (transitive) To bring a definite end to, finish completely. A rather strong word that implies that what has been ended won't resurface. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exterminate

1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

Medical Definition of Exterminate

1. 1. To drive out or away; to expel. "They deposed, exterminated, and deprived him of communion." (Barrow) 2. 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 explode and exterminate rank atheism." (Bentley) 3. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exterminate

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Literary usage of Exterminate

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1. The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1900)
"... Coeundi of Numa Quoted—Lowering Jealousy caused by It —Plan to exterminate the Unions—Plan of the Roman Conquest—Great Work of the Trade Unions Employed ..."

2. The Rise and Progress of the English Constitution by Edward Shepherd Creasy (1858)
"How far did the Saxons exterminate or blend with the Britons ?—Evidence of Language. IT has been stated in the last chapter that Magna Carta is coeval with ..."

3. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1843)
"... j computation of the year. has done more good to the F.nglish ; and ¡ Their blunders were so great, that their that it is time to exterminate barbarity. ..."

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