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Definition of "extermination" []

  • A camp where people are imprisoned and killed (noun)
  • The act of exterminating; total destruction; eradication; excision; as, the extermination of inhabitants or tribes, of error or vice, or of weeds from a field. (noun)

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  • Elimination. (noun)

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Use "extermination" in a sentence
  • "Anyone preaching extermination is ignorant of how ecosystems work."
  • "To throw a whole ecosystem out of whack for our pleasure, especially by way of extermination is foolish."
  • "Despite its rather idyllic sounding name (birch tree meadow), Birkenau housed gas chambers and four crematoria and therefore served as the main extermination unit of Auschwitz."