- 1to kill all the members of a group of people or animals synonym wipe out
- 2 Fur seals were nearly exterminated a few years ago.
NAmE//ɪkˈstərməˌneɪt//exterminate somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exterminate
he / she / it exterminates
past simple exterminated
-ing form exterminating
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NAmE//ɪkˌstərməˈneɪʃn//noun [uncountable] the extermination of rats and other vermin