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deratization

[ dee-rat-uh-zey-shuhn ]
/ diˌræt əˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun

extermination of rats, especially aboard a merchant vessel.

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Also especially British, de·rat·i·sa·tion .

Origin of deratization

First recorded in 1910–15; deratize + -ation
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