But Adolf Eichmann would not rest until he achieved his final mission, the extermination of 200,000 Hungarian Jews.
He hastens to add that he means its behavior toward the countries it conquered, not its extermination of the Jews.
I was just the director of the extermination program at Auschwitz.
Hopefully, we can learn to stop saying that anyone, whether Jew or non-Jew, is worthy of extermination.
Pioneers waged wars of extermination against wolves and other predators.
His great plan of extermination of the British had completely failed.
It meant extermination; extermination in every way possible.
Alexis resolved to combine Christian Europe, if possible, in a war of extermination against the Turks.
New England had just terminated a disastrous war of extermination.
Nations do not change such habits unless the change is forced on them, with the alternative of extermination.
mid-15c., "repulsion;" 1540s, "utter destruction," from Middle French extermination and directly from Latin exterminationem (nominative exterminatio), noun of action from past participle stem of exterminare (see exterminate).
1540s, "drive away," from Latin exterminatus, past participle of exterminare "drive out, expel, drive beyond boundaries," also, in Late Latin "destroy," from phrase ex termine "beyond the boundary," from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + termine, ablative of termen "boundary, limit, end" (see terminus).
Meaning "destroy utterly" is from 1640s in English, a sense found in equivalent words in French and in the Vulgate; earlier in this sense was extermine (mid-15c.). Related: Exterminated; exterminating.