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synonyms for extermination

  • destruction
  • elimination
  • eradication
  • extinction
  • genocide
  • liquidation
  • slaughter
  • decimation
  • excision
  • obliteration
  • extinguishment
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How to use extermination in a sentence

He carried this war of extermination up to Ilocos, where, little by little, his forces deserted him.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
He prohibited the assemblies in the cemeteries, and reiterated the edict of extermination against the Christians.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Non licet esse vos—It is not lawful for you to exist—was the stern edict of extermination pronounced against the saints.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Their present restriction and partial extermination have been due to the incursions of the warlike Malays.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
But their attacks angered the superior ones, and they began a campaign of extermination against the insect men's empire.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
Certain Christian priests order, and themselves set the example of, the extermination of those who do not share their beliefs.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
He could not understand the reason for such wholesale extermination, since certainly the rabbitlike rodents were harmless.
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
Game laws or no game laws, we have been obliged to begin a war of extermination against the rabbits on the place.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
A tax was laid for the extermination of wolves, which seem still to have been very numerous.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
One device after another has been added for the extermination of the slow-witted.
BY THE CHRISTMAS FIRESAMUEL MCCHORD CROTHERS
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WORDS RELATED TO EXTERMINATION

  • decimation
  • demolishment
  • demolition
  • destruction
  • elimination
  • eradication
  • extermination
  • extinction
  • extinguishment
  • liquidation
  • massacre
  • obliteration
  • ruin
  • slaughter
  • annihilation
  • blitz
  • blood
  • blood and guts
  • blood bath
  • bloodshed
  • butchery
  • crime
  • extermination
  • gore
  • havoc
  • hecatomb
  • holocaust
  • homicide
  • killing
  • liquidation
  • manslaughter
  • mass murder
  • murder
  • offing
  • rapine
  • search and destroy
  • shambles
  • slaughter
  • taking out
  • warfare
  • wasting
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