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extermination Meaning in English

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The Definition of - extermination (noun)

    verb (used with object), exterminated, exterminating.
    to get rid of by destroying; destroy totally; extirpate:
    to exterminate an enemy; to exterminate insects.

Word Example of - extermination

    Example Sentences for extermination

    His great plan of extermination of the British had completely failed.

    It meant extermination; extermination in every way possible.

    Alexis resolved to combine Christian Europe, if possible, in a war of extermination against the Turks.

    New England had just terminated a disastrous war of extermination.

    Nations do not change such habits unless the change is forced on them, with the alternative of extermination.

    The war was one of extermination, in which many of the Barbets were killed.

    It was their sacred duty to aid in the extermination of heretics,—the deadliest foes both of God and their sovereign.

    He realized that he must at once devise a better method of extermination.

    It had been one of extermination upon both sides, but the red men had suffered far more than the English.

    If materia medica were a science, disease should be in a process of extermination.

Word Origin & History of - extermination

    Word Origin & History

    extermination 1540s, from L. exterminationem, noun of action from exterminare (see exterminate).