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exterminate

verb [T] uk   /ɪkˈstɜː.mɪ.neɪt/ us    /-ˈstɝː-/
to kill all the animals or people in a particular place or of a particular type: Once cockroaches get into a building, it's very difficult to exterminate them. Millions of Jewish people were exterminated in concentration camps in the Second World War.
extermination
noun [U] uk   /ɪkˌstɜː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌstɝː-/
International measures have been taken to prevent the extermination of the whale (= all of them being killed).
exterminator
noun [C] uk   /-neɪ.tər/ us    /-neɪ.t̬ɚ/
Translations of “exterminate”
in Korean 몰살시키다…
in Arabic يُبيد…
in French exterminer…
in Turkish topluca yok etmek, kökünü kazımak, imha etmek…
in Italian sterminare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 根除, 滅絕, 消滅…
in Russian уничтожать, истреблять…
in Polish eksterminować, tępić…
in Spanish exterminar…
in Portuguese exterminar…
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…
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