• (British) IPA: /ɛkˈstəː.mɪ.neɪt/, /ɪkˈstəː.mɪ.neɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ɪkˈstɝ.mɪ.neɪt/, /ɛkˈstɝ.mɪ.neɪt/

exterminate (exterminates, present participle exterminating; past and past participle exterminated)

  1. (transitive) To kill all of (a population of pests or undesirables), usually intentionally.
    We'll use poison to exterminate the rats.
  2. (figuratively, transitive) To bring a definite end to; finish completely.
    The public school failed to exterminate truancy.
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