Exterminate synonyms

ĭk-stûr'mə-nāt'
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To do away with as if by effacing; destroy
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The definition of annihilate means to completely destroy.
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To eradicate is defined as to completely destroy or wipe something out.
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To create is to make something.
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(Intransitive) To cause destruction.
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To thwart passage of; veto:
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The act of abolishing; abolition; destruction. [First attested from the mid 16th century.]
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(Physics) The process of a particle and its corresponding antiparticle combining to produce energy.
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A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment.
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The state of being plucked up by the roots.
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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.
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The act of extirpating or uprooting.
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The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on the basis of their ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, social status, or other particularities.
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(Archaic) To or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470.]
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(Obs.) To select by lot and kill every tenth one of
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To demolish is defined as to knock down, refute or destroy either literally or figuratively, or to eat food quickly.
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To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).
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To perform; do:
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To extinguish is defined as to put out, put an end to, or to settle a debt.
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To destroy completely; to annihilate.
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To subject to smoke or fumes, especially of certain chemicals, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
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To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to the norms of civilized people; to butcher; to slaughter. (Often limited to the killing of human beings.)
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To force to leave an accustomed or native location.
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To give or get clearance for
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To obliterate (information) from a storage medium, such as to clear or to overwrite.
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To get rid of; eliminate
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To give audible encouragement or applause to a contestant or team; cheer.
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(Criminal slang) To kill.
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To kill a living being.
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To do away with; to cause to disappear
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To contribute in some way to.
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To arrange or agree to:
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To search for and discover.
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To kill (animals) especially for food; butcher.
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(Intransitive) To liberate or be liberated from a culture or its norms.
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To offer; render:
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Synonym Study

  • Extirpate and eradicate both suggest the extinction or abolition of something, extirpate implying destruction at the very source, often through the loss or removal of conditions necessary for survival, and eradicate connoting less violence and, often, the working of natural processes or a methodical plan
  • Exterminate implies the complete, wholesale destruction of things or living beings whose existence is considered undesirable
Find another word for exterminate. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for exterminate, like: obliterate, annihilate, eradicate, create, kill-off, destroy, kill, abolishment, annihilation, decimation and eradication.