Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun In algebra, the process of causing to disappear, as unknown quantities from an equation; elimination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of exterminating; total destruction; eradication; excision.
  • noun (Math.), rare Elimination.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Elimination.

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

  • noun complete annihilation
  • noun the act of exterminating

Etymologies

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exterminate +‎ -ion

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  • Despite its rather idyllic sounding name (birch tree meadow), Birkenau housed gas chambers and four crematoria and therefore served as the main extermination unit of Auschwitz.

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  • Despite its rather idyllic sounding name (birch tree meadow), Birkenau housed gas chambers and four crematoria and therefore served as the main extermination unit of Auschwitz.

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  • Anyone preaching extermination is ignorant of how ecosystems work.

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  • Anyone preaching extermination is ignorant of how ecosystems work.

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  • To throw a whole ecosystem out of whack for our pleasure, especially by way of extermination is foolish.

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