Exterminate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstɜːrmɪneɪt|  American pronunciation of the word exterminate
Brit.  |ɪkˈstəːmɪneɪt|  British pronunciation of the word exterminate

verb

- kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many

Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe

- destroy completely, as if down to the roots (syn: eradicate, extirpate, uproot)

Examples

We made arrangements to have the termites exterminated.

The invaders nearly exterminated the native people.

Staff use the poison to exterminate moles and rabbits.

the extermination of the indigenous peoples

Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: exterminate
he/she/it: exterminates
present participle: exterminating
past tense: exterminated
past participle: exterminated
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