extermination

[ ik-stur-muh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF extermination
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTERMINATION

The edict for their extermination, was published in the year 1492.

A case of destitution, completely; what the newspapers call 'extermination.'

The extermination of old may sometimes be rapid, but never the introduction.

One device after another has been added for the extermination of the slow-witted.

"That looks like a war of extermination upon them," said Morris.

I prophesied this disaster and the extermination of my creatures—men.

Did not your God tell the Hebrews to wage a war of extermination on the Canaanites?

Let your watchword be onward, extermination, death; and victory will be yours.

It meant extermination; extermination in every way possible.

This is another one of her steps in the process of assimilation or extermination.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "repulsion;" 1540s, "utter destruction," from Middle French extermination and directly from Latin exterminationem (nominative exterminatio), noun of action from past participle stem of exterminare (see exterminate).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXTERMINATION

annihilation

nounutter destruction.
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