Meaning of “exterminate” in the English Dictionary

"exterminate" in British English

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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/

(Definition of “exterminate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exterminate" in American English

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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)