exterminate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “exterminate” in the English Dictionary

"exterminate" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

exterminateverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈstɜr·məˌneɪt/
to ​kill all the ​animals or ​people in a ​particularplace or of a ​particulartype
extermination
noun [U]  us   /ɪkˌstɜr·məˈneɪ·ʃən/
Internationalmeasures 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…
What is the pronunciation of exterminate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“exterminate” in British English

“exterminate” in American English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

planet

an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More