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exterminatory

[ ik-stur-muh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪkˈstɜr mə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective

serving or tending to exterminate.

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Also ex·ter·mi·na·tive [ik-stur-muh-ney-tiv]. /ɪkˈstɜr məˌneɪ tɪv/.

Origin of exterminatory

First recorded in 1780–90; exterminate + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM exterminatory

non·ex·ter·mi·na·tive, adjectivenon·ex·ter·mi·na·to·ry, adjective
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