exterminate

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[ US /ɪkˈstɝməˌneɪt/ ]
[ UK /ɛkstˈɜːmɪnˌe‍ɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many
    Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe
  2. destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted
    root out corruption
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How To Use exterminate In A Sentence

  • It may be that the determination with which I exterminate any flies that enter my house is causing famine in the spider population.
  • The once-widespread scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah, EW) and bubal hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus buselaphus) have been exterminated entirely from the region. South Saharan steppe and woodlands
  • The distinctive cultural trace of Brazil is anthropophagy -- from culture to technology, the legacy of a former, lazy European monarchy in a tropical country where the aborigines, after banqueting over the odd whitey, were merrily exterminated while Europeans and black slaves copulated freely, with no Catholic guilt involved (there's no sin below the Equator). Pepe Escobar: Is Brazil the New United States?
  • Nationalist officers gave orders in many areas to exterminate the civilian population.
  • The ‘committee’ sat on rough logs, ranged on the sand in the open building; and we had carefully to examine our feet for chigoes and exterminate them after each sitting.
  • Tanjung Benoa, on the southeast coast of Bali, is the centre of a deadly illegal trade in tortoiseshell and meat that is threatening to exterminate one of the world's most ancient species.
  • Well, it is in the nature of rats to spread disease, which they do without rancor and without a selfish thought, butit causes us toexterminate them without prejudice. Spineless Dems or a Dem-Trifecta Driven Filibuster-Proof Congress and a Media Carrot
  • It was also part of the world-empire of Ghenghis Khan, who once exterminated the Afghan city of Bamiyan to avenge a grandson slain in battle.
  • And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to. Matthew Yglesias » The European Bogeyman
  • The distinctive cultural trace of Brazil is anthropophagy -- from culture to technology, the legacy of a former, lazy European monarchy in a tropical country where the aborigines, after banqueting over the odd whitey, were merrily exterminated while Europeans and black slaves copulated freely, with no Catholic guilt involved (there's no sin below the Equator). Pepe Escobar: Is Brazil the New United States?
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