exterminate, kill off(verb)
kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many
"Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe"
uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate(verb)
destroy completely, as if down to the roots
"the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"
To kill all of a population, usually deliberate and especially applied to pests.
We'll use poison to exterminate the rats.
To bring a definite end to, finish completely. A rather strong word that implies that what has been ended won't resurface.
Even a mass birching at the public school failed to exterminate truancy
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Exterminate (Latin ex, out, and terminus, a boundary) signified primarily to drive beyond the bounds or limits of a country; the word is applied to races of men or animals, and is now almost exclusively used for removal by death; individuals are now said to be banished or expelled. Eradicate (Latin e, out, and radix, root) is primarily applied to numbers or groups of plants which it is desired to remove effectually from the soil; a single tree may be uprooted, but is not said to be eradicated; we labor to eradicate or root out noxious weeds. To extirpate (Latin ex, out, and stirps, stem, stock) is not only to destroy the individuals of any race of plants or animals, but the very stock, so that the race can never be restored; we speak of eradicating a disease, of extirpating a cancer, exterminating wild beasts or hostile tribes; we seek to eradicate or extirpate all vices and evils. Compare ABOLISH.
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How to use exterminate in a sentence?
The mufti was instrumental in the decision to exterminate the Jews of Europe.
Adolf Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, Adolf Hitler wanted to expel the Jews, and Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Adolf Hitler and said,' If you expel them, they'll all come here.' .
Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews, and Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, 'If you expel them, they'll all come here.'.
Adolf Hitler didn't want to exterminate The Jews at the time, Adolf Hitler wanted to expel the The Jews, and Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Adolf Hitler and said,' If you expel them, they'll all come here.'.
I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race.
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- унищожавам, изтребвамBulgarian
- vyhladit, vyhubitCzech
- haepapa, whakamōtī, hoepapaMāori
- verdelgen, uitroeien, beëindigen, afmakenDutch
- exterminar, erradicar, aniquilarPortuguese
- уничтожать, истреблять, истребить, уничтожитьRussian
- истребити, istrebitiSerbo-Croatian
- kökünü kurutmakTurkish
- виводити, винищуватиUkrainian
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