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Meaning of exterminate

ex•ter•mi•nate

Pronunciation: (ik-stûr'mu-nāt"), [key]
— -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
  1. to get rid of by destroying; destroy totally; extirpate: to exterminate an enemy; to exterminate insects.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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