- (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)
- (transitive) To kill all of (a population of pests or undesirables), usually intentionally.
- We'll use poison to exterminate the rats.
- (figuratively, transitive) To bring a definite end to; finish completely.
- The public school failed to exterminate truancy.
- (to kill all) annihilate, eradicate, extermine, uproot
- (to bring an end to) stamp out
- See also Thesaurus:destroy
- French: exterminer
- German: ausrotten
- Italian: sterminare
- Portuguese: exterminar, erradicar
- Russian: истребля́ть
- Spanish: exterminar