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  • n. The act of exterminating; total destruction; eradication; excision; as, the extermination of inhabitants or tribes, of error or vice, or of weeds from a field.
  • n. Elimination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of exterminating; total destruction; eradication; excision.
  • n. Elimination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of exterminating; total expulsion or destruction; eradication; extirpation: as, the extermination of inhabitants or tribes, of error or vice, or of weeds from a field.
  • n. In algebra, the process of causing to disappear, as unknown quantities from an equation; elimination.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. complete annihilation
  • n. the act of exterminating

Etymologies

exterminate +‎ -ion (Wiktionary)

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