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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 Arabic يُبيد…
in Korean 몰살시키다…
in Malaysian membasmi…
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 Vietnamese tiêu diệt…
in Spanish exterminar…
in Portuguese exterminar…
in Thai ทำลายสิ้น…
in German ausrotten…
in Catalan exterminar…
in Japanese (人、動物)を絶滅させる…
in Indonesian membasmi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 根除, 灭绝, 消灭…
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