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exterminatory

[ik-stur-muh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈstɜr mə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
serving or tending to exterminate.
Also, exterminative
[ik-stur-muh-ney-tiv] /ɪkˈstɜr məˌneɪ tɪv/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of exterminatory
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; exterminate + -ory1
Related forms
nonexterminative, adjective
nonexterminatory, adjective
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