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ex·ter·mi·nate

exterminate

 
pronunciation:
ihk stuhr mih neIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: exterminates, exterminating, exterminated
definition: to get rid of by destroying; wipe out.
They hired someone to exterminate the insects in their house.
synonyms:
annihilate, eradicate, wipe out
similar words:
destroy, devastate, eliminate, extinguish, level
derivations: exterminable (adj.), exterminative (adj.), exterminatory (adj.), extermination (n.)
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