verb (used with object), ex·ter·mi·nat·ed, ex·ter·mi·nat·ing.
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Pioneers waged wars of extermination against wolves and other predators.Green Politics Has to Get More Radical, Because Anything Less Is Impractical|Jedediah Purdy|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Camp Liberty was “a concentration camp” and “an extermination camp,” he said.Iranian Bombs and Black Swans in the Nuclear Negotiations|Christopher Dickey|December 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I was just the director of the extermination program at Auschwitz.
Even while I was doing the extermination work, I led a normal family life.
Her three-judge panel found the general guilty of waging a campaign not just of war but of extermination.Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt Guilty of Genocide|Mac Margolis|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It seems to be doomed to extermination through the relentless hunting of it for its fur.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
And as an exception, for the sake of His plan for the ultimate saving of a race, and a world, God gave an extermination order.Quiet Talks on Prayer|S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
A tax was laid for the extermination of wolves, which seem still to have been very numerous.A short history of Rhode Island|George Washington Greene
Whatever terms he might accept, and whatever Metternich might say, this war he felt sure was one for his extermination.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
How long shall men wage a war of scandal, extermination, and massacre against the advocates of miracles?Spencer's Letters|Orson Spencer