Definition of extermination :
2. The act of exterminating; total destruction; eradication; excision; as, the extermination of inhabitants or tribes, of error or vice, or of weeds from a field.
loss, ruination, demolishment, crimes, extinguishment, settlement, havoc, ruin, make, demolition, mincemeat, wastage, help, extinguishing, extinction, obliteration, experimental extinction, defunctness, quenching
destruction (part of speech: noun)
killing (part of speech: noun)
hanging, elimination, slaughter, purging, murder, assassination, liquidation, asphyxiation, execution, killing, snuffing, massacre, manslaughter, butchering, strangulation, removal, slaying, dispatching
- They condescended to return no answer to his more than straightforward communication, save the short verbal reply concerning O'Neill: " We have given forth speach of his extermination by war." - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
- The ladies among us wore hats and cloaks and head- dresses obtained by wholesale massacres, ruthless trappings, callous extermination of our fellow creatures. - "The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors", George Bernard Shaw.
- The savages seemed bent upon a war of extermination. - "The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman", Uncle Philip.