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exterminatev. t. [L. exterminatus, p. p. of exterminare to abolish, destroy, drive out or away; ex out + terminus boundary, limit. See Term.].
  •  To drive out or away; to expel.  [1913 Webster]
    "They deposed, exterminated, and deprived him of communion."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "To explode and exterminate rank atheism."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To eliminate, as unknown quantities.  [1913 Webster]


exterminate, v.tr.
1 destroy utterly (esp. something living).
2 get rid of; eliminate (a pest, disease, etc.).

extermination n. exterminator n. exterminatory adj.
L exterminare exterminat- (as EX-(1), terminus boundary)



abate, abolish, annihilate, bereave of life, blot out, bump off, butcher, carry away, carry off, cast off, chloroform, cut down, cut off, cut out, deprive of life, deracinate, destroy, dispatch, dispel, dispose of, do away with, do for, do to death, eliminate, end, eradicate, execute, extinguish, extirpate, finish, finish off, fling off, get rid of, immolate, kill, launch into eternity, liquidate, lynch, make away with, martyr, martyrize, massacre, murder, obliterate, poison, purge, put away, put down, put to death, put to sleep, remove, remove from life, root out, root up, rub out, sacrifice, shake off, shoo, slaughter, slay, stamp out, starve, sweep away, take life, take off, terminate, throw away, throw off, uproot, waste, weed out, wipe out




VB be destroyed, perish, fall to the ground, tumble, topple, go to pieces, fall to pieces, break up, crumble to dust, go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, go to wreck, go to pot, go to wrack and ruin, go by the board, go all to smash, be all over, be all up, be all with, totter to its fall, destroy, do away with, make away with, nullify, annual, sacrifice, demolish, tear up, overturn, overthrow, overwhelm, upset, subvert, put an end to, seal the doom of, do in, do for, dish, undo, break up, cut up, break down, cut down, pull down, mow down, blow down, beat down, suppress, quash, put down, do a job on, cut short, take off, blot out, dispel, dissipate, dissolve, consume, smash, crash, quell, squash, squelch, crumple up, shatter, shiver, batter to pieces, tear to pieces, crush to pieces, cut to pieces, shake to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, laniate, nip, tear to rags, tear to tatters, crush to atoms, knock to atoms, ruin, strike out, throw over, knock down over, fell, sink, swamp, scuttle, wreck, shipwreck, engulf, ingulf, submerge, lay in ashes, lay in ruins, sweep away, erase, wipe out, expunge, raze, level with the dust, level with the ground, waste, atomize, vaporize, deal destruction, desolate, devastate, lay waste, ravage gut, disorganize, dismantle, devour, swallow up, sap, mine, blast, bomb, blow to smithereens, drop the big one, confound, exterminate, extinguish, quench, annihilate, snuff out, put out, stamp out, trample out, lay in the dust, trample in the dust, prostrate, tread under foot, crush under foot, trample under foot, lay the ax to the root of, make short work of, make clean sweep of, make mincemeat of, cut up root and branch, chop into pieces, cut into ribbons, fling to the winds, scatter to the winds, throw overboard, strike at the root of, sap the foundations of, spring a mine, blow up, ravage with fire and sword, cast to the dogs, eradicate.

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