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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extermination  \Ex*ter`mi*na"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  extermination.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  (Math.)  Elimination.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extermination 
  n  1:  complete  annihilation;  "they  think  a  meteor  cause  the 
  extinction  of  the  dinosaurs"  [syn:  {extinction}] 
  2:  the  act  of  exterminating  [syn:  {liquidation}] 




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