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 exterminate exterminate

verb

  • () kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many  ( kill off, exterminate )
    kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many
     Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe
    Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe
  • destroy completely, as if down to the roots  ( eradicate, exterminate, root out, uproot, extirpate )
    destroy completely, as if down to the roots
     the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted
    the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted
     root out corruption
    root out corruption