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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

The purpose of farming is to deprive other species of the land and sequester it for our own use. But by perfecting the art of monoculture, it has become too easy for us to exterminate everything else, leaving no wild plants, no food for insects, and a barren land for birds.
Tristram Stuart
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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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