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Definition of Extermination


  1. The act of exterminating; total destruction; eradication; excision; as, the extermination of inhabitants or tribes, of error or vice, or of weeds from a field.
  2. Elimination.

Extermination Quotations

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.
John F. Kennedy

Could anything justify the extermination of civilians on such a scale?
Wilfred Burchett

Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.
Martin Heidegger

Men are fighting... because they are convinced that the extermination of adversaries is the only means of promoting their own well-being.
Ludwig von Mises

Nations sometimes flourish by denying the crimes that brought them into being. Only when the original invasion, occupation, extermination or usurpation has been safely thrust into the political unconscious can sovereignty feel secure.
Terry Eagleton
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Extermination Translations

extermination in German is ausrottung, Ausrottung {f}
extermination in Norwegian is utryddelse
extermination in Spanish is exterminio
extermination in Swedish is utrotning
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