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exterminateverb [T]

uk   /ɪkˈstɜː.mɪ.neɪt/ us   /ɪkˈstɝː.mə.neɪt/
extermination
noun [U] uk   /ɪkˌstɜː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us   /ɪkˌstɝː.məˈneɪ.ʃən/
International measures have been taken to prevent the extermination of the whale (= all of them being killed).
exterminator
noun [C] uk   /ɪkˈstɜː.mɪ.neɪ.tər/ us   /ɪkˈstɝː.mə.neɪ.t̬ɚ/
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exterminateverb [T]

us   /ɪkˈstɜr·məˌneɪt/
to kill all the animals or people in a particular place or of a particular type
extermination
noun [U] us   /ɪkˌstɜr·məˈneɪ·ʃən/
International measures have been taken to prevent the extermination of whales.
(Definition of exterminate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “exterminate”
in Korean 몰살시키다…
in Arabic يُبيد…
in Malaysian membasmi…
in French exterminer…
in Russian уничтожать, истреблять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 根除, 滅絕, 消滅…
in Italian sterminare…
in Turkish topluca yok etmek, kökünü kazımak, imha etmek…
in Polish eksterminować, tępić…
in Spanish exterminar…
in Vietnamese tiêu diệt…
in Portuguese exterminar…
in Thai ทำลายสิ้น…
in German ausrotten…
in Catalan exterminar…
in Japanese (人、動物)を絶滅させる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 根除, 灭绝, 消灭…
in Indonesian membasmi…
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