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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·ter·mi·nate /ɪkˈstɝməˌnet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·ter·mi·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exterminated p. pr. & vb. n. Exterminating ]
 1. To drive out or away; to expel.
    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. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many; "Hitler
           wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and
           homosexuals of Europe" [syn: kill off]
      2: destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges
         of political democracy were soon uprooted" [syn: uproot,
          eradicate, extirpate]