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Meaning of EXTERMINATION

Pronunciation:  ikst`urmun'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of exterminating
  2. [n]  complete annihilation; "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"
 

EXTERMINATION is a 13 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: extinction, liquidation
 
 See Also: annihilation, destruction, devastation, disintegration

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*ter`mi*na"tion\, n. [Cf. F. extermination.]
1. 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.

2. (Math.) Elimination. [R.]

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abolishment, abolition, annihilation, annulment, bane, blood, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, choking, choking off, dealing death, deracination, destruction, destruction of life, dispatch, elimination, eradication, euthanasia, execution, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, flow of blood, gore, immolation, kill, killing, lapidation, liquidation, martyrdom, martyrization, mercy killing, negation, nullification, poisoning, purge, ritual killing, ritual murder, rooting out, sacrifice, shooting, silencing, slaughter, slaying, snuffing out, stifling, stoning, strangulation, suffocation, suppression, taking of life, uprooting, voiding
 

 

 

 

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