extermine

verb
ex·​ter·​mine | \ ik-ˈstər-mən How to pronounce extermine (audio) \
extermined; extermining

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1539, in the meaning defined above

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“Extermine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extermine. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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