[ ik-stur-muh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪkˈstɜr mə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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serving or tending to exterminate.
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Also ex·ter·mi·na·tive [ik-stur-muh-ney-tiv]. /ɪkˈstɜr məˌneɪ tɪv/.
OTHER WORDS FROM exterminatorynon·ex·ter·mi·na·tive, adjectivenon·ex·ter·mi·na·to·ry, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for exterminatory
Against this new, this growing, this exterminatory system, all these churches have a common concern to defend themselves.
Forward, ye well-drilled exterminatory men; with your artillery-waggons, and camp kettles jingling.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle