extermine

[ ik-stur-min ]
/ ɪkˈstɜr mɪn /

verb (used with object), ex·ter·mined, ex·ter·min·ing. Obsolete.

to exterminate.

Nearby words

  1. exterminate,
  2. extermination,
  3. exterminative,
  4. exterminator,
  5. exterminatory,
  6. extern,
  7. external,
  8. external acoustic pore,
  9. external affairs,
  10. external auditory canal

Origin of extermine

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin extermināre to drive beyond the boundaries. See ex-1, terminate

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