exterminatory

adjective

ex·​ter·​mi·​na·​to·​ry ik-ˈstər-mə-nə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce exterminatory (audio)
: of, relating to, or marked by extermination

Examples of exterminatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Unworthy Republic, Claudio Saunt, a historian at the University of Georgia, offers a damning synthesis of the federal betrayals, mass deportations, and exterminatory violence that defined the 1830s. Caitlin Fitz, The Atlantic, 8 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exterminatory was in 1790

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“Exterminatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exterminatory. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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