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exterminate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexterminateex‧ter‧mi‧nate /ɪkˈstɜːməneɪt $ -ɜːr-/ verb [transitive]  KILLto kill large numbers of people or animals of a particular type so that they no longer exist Staff use the poison to exterminate moles and rabbits.see thesaurus at killexterminator noun [countable]extermination /ɪkˌstɜːməˈneɪʃən $ -ɜːr-/ noun [countable, uncountable] the extermination of the indigenous peoples→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
exterminateLet them kill, skin and sell until the buffalo are exterminated.The logic of Fly was simple: there is a fly on the screen that is bothersome and should be exterminated.The Khmer Rouge exterminated as many as two million Cambodiansa quarter of the population.There was an attempt to exterminate ethnic groups in the north of the country.By exterminating farm animals, the option of small organic farms is eroded.Each new form will tend to take the place of, and finally to exterminate, its own less improved parent.Ranchers systematically exterminated prairie dogs on their land.Boves's mestizos aimed to exterminate the creoles and to destroy their property.This elegant insect is a formidable greenfly guzzler and its larvae are particularly good at exterminating these ubiquitous pests.
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Verb table
exterminate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyexterminate
he, she, itexterminates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyexterminated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave exterminated
he, she, ithas exterminated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad exterminated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill exterminate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have exterminated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam exterminating
he, she, itis exterminating
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you, we, theyare exterminating
Past
I, he, she, itwas exterminating
you, we, theywere exterminating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been exterminating
he, she, ithas been exterminating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been exterminating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be exterminating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been exterminating
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