Exterminate

Definition of Exterminate

Ex`ter´mi`nate
v. t.1.To drive out or away; to expel.
[imp. & p. p. Exterminated; p. pr. & vb. n. Exterminating.]
They deposed, exterminated, and deprived him of communion.
- Barrow.
2.To destroy utterly; to cut off; to extirpate; to annihilate; to root out; as, to exterminate a colony, a tribe, or a nation; to exterminate error or vice.
To explode and exterminate rank atheism.
- Bentley.
3.(Math.) To eliminate, as unknown quantities.

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