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extermine

[ ik-stur-min ]
/ 瑟k藞st蓽r m瑟n /
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verb (used with object), ex路ter路mined, ex路ter路min路ing.Obsolete.
to exterminate.
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Origin of extermine

1425鈥75; late Middle English <Latin extermin膩re to drive beyond the boundaries. See ex-1, terminate
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