Definition of Extermination

1. Noun. Complete annihilation. "They think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"

Exact synonyms: Extinction
Generic synonyms: Annihilation, Disintegration
Derivative terms: Extinguish



2. Noun. The act of exterminating.
Exact synonyms: Liquidation
Generic synonyms: Destruction, Devastation

Definition of Extermination

1. n. 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.

Definition of Extermination

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. Elimination. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extermination

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Extermination

1. 1. 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. Elimination. Origin: Cf. F. Extermination. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extermination

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Literary usage of Extermination

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Field Book of Birds of the Southwestern United States by Roger Tory Peterson, Gilbert Haven Trafton, Luther E. Wyman, Elizabeth F. Burnell (1916)
"The economic status of this species is not known, but the sad fate of the bird shows that any wild bird is in danger of extermination when it is hunted for ..."

2. Theology of the Old Testament by Gustav Friedrich Oehler, George Edward Day (1883)
"extermination of the Canaanites. After Joshua had been confirmed in his office of leader by Jehovah (Josh, i. 1— 9), the pottage of the Jordan ensued in a ..."

3. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"On the contrary he said, though with "painful regret," that a war of extermination would continue to be waged until the Indian race should become ..."

4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1888)
"The President announced the subject for discussion to be " Insect Pests, and their extermination." CODLIN MOTH. (Spray and Band Treatment. ..."

5. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1870)
"The wars with the Welsh no longer ware of extermination. ... From this time forth the never-ending wars with the Welsh cease to be wars of extermination. ..."

6. Report of the International Commission to Inquire Into the Causes and (1914)
"extermination, EMIGRATION, ASSIMILATION The reader who has perused the preceding pages and followed the endless chain of deplorable events studied and ..."

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