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Definition of Exterminate


  1. To drive out or away; to expel.
  2. 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.
  3. To eliminate, as unknown quantities.

Exterminate Quotations

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.
Charles Darwin

Genocide is an attempt to exterminate a people, not to alter their behavior.
Jack Schwartz

To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation.
Benjamin Spock

It's a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate species.
David Attenborough

Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease.
Karel Capek
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Exterminate Translations

exterminate in Afrikaans is uitroei
exterminate in Dutch is verdelgen, uitroeien
exterminate in French is exterminent, exterminez, exterminons, exterminer
exterminate in German is ausrotten
exterminate in Italian is estirpare
exterminate in Portuguese is elimine
exterminate in Spanish is exterminar
exterminate in Swedish is utrota
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