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Definition of exterminate:

  1. To destroy utterly; to cut off; to extirpate; to annihilate; to root out; as, to exterminate a colony, a tribe, or a nation; to exterminate error or vice.
  2. To drive out or away; to expel.
  3. To eliminate, as unknown quantities.


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