1 complete annihilation; "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs" [syn: extinction]
2 the act of exterminating [syn: liquidation]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
Extermination is the act of killing or murdering with the intention of eradicating demographics within a population.
extermination in Czech: Exterminace
extermination in Ukrainian: Екстермінація
abolishment, abolition, annihilation, annulment, bane, blood, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, choking, choking off, dealing death, deracination, destruction, destruction of life, dispatch, elimination, eradication, euthanasia, execution, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, flow of blood, gore, immolation, kill, killing, lapidation, liquidation, martyrdom, martyrization, mercy killing, negation, nullification, poisoning, purge, ritual killing, ritual murder, rooting out, sacrifice, shooting, silencing, slaughter, slaying, snuffing out, stifling, stoning, strangulation, suffocation, suppression, taking of life, uprooting, voiding