v. eliminate; eradicate; kill on a large scale; kill man
Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe.
Sentence in Classic:
I scarcely ever knew a city that did not desire the destruction of a neighbouring city, nor a family that did not wish to exterminate some other family.
Bid him go at once and tell everything to Laertes, who may be able to hit on some plan for enlisting public sympathy on our side, as against those who are trying to exterminate his own race and that of Ulysses.
Nor is it enough for you to have exterminated the family of the prince, because the lords that remain make themselves the heads of fresh movements against you, and as you are unable either to satisfy or exterminate them, that state is lost whenever time brings the opportunity.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli Context
Besides, from the ashes of the burned scraps of the whale, a potent lye is readily made; and whenever any adhesiveness from the back of the whale remains clinging to the side, that lye quickly exterminates it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
It may be assumed, however, as most certain, that a corrupted city living under a prince can never recover its freedom, even were the prince and all his line to be exterminated.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
We only love the fray so long as there is danger, and in any case, the combatants of the first hour have alone the right to be the exterminators of the last.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context